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**oblixps** the problem is the following:

Given that sinh(x) = (e^x - e^-x) / 2, find a series representation for arcsinh(x).

So my book did a Maclaurin series expansion of sinh(x) = x + x^3 / 3! + x^5 / 5! + ...

Then it said: the inverse will have some series expansion which we will write as arcsinh(x) = b0 + b1 x + b2 x^2 + b3 x^3 + ... where the "b"s are coefficients.

we label the coeficients in the series expansion of sinh(x) as a_j. we find that,

b0 = a0, b1 = 1 / a1 = 1, b2 = -a2/(a1)^3 = 0, b3 = [1 / (a5)^6] (2(a2)^2 - a1a3) = -1/6

therefore it follows that arcsinh(x) = x - (1/6)x^3 + ...

i understood how they got the maclaurin series for sinh(x), but how did they get the coefficients for the maclaurin series for arcsinh(x)? i have no idea how my book got them.