# Using the degree six Taylor polynomial approximate the value of f(1).

• June 2nd 2010, 12:09 AM
ewkimchi
Using the degree six Taylor polynomial approximate the value of f(1).
We know that e^x = n=0, infinite (x^n)/n!. Using this knowledge find the power series of the function f(x)=(e^x + e^-x)/2. Using the degree six Taylor polynomial approximate the value of f(1).
• June 2nd 2010, 12:32 AM
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Originally Posted by ewkimchi
We know that e^x = n=0, infinite (x^n)/n!. Using this knowledge find the power series of the function f(x)=(e^x + e^-x)/2. Using the degree six Taylor polynomial approximate the value of f(1).

So where are you stuck?

Replace $x$ with $-x$ and you have the Taylor series for $e^{-x}$.

Then substitute the two series into $f(x)$ and simplify...
• June 2nd 2010, 09:48 AM
ewkimchi
Did I get it right?
After integration, I got x + (x^3)/6 + (x^5)/120 + (x^7)/5040

I plugged in 1 and got

5923/5040.

Is that right?