How would you find the maclaurin series for this
sin(x^5)
thanks.
I don't like telling people to just memorize stuff, but yes, you should have the Maclaurin series for functions like sine, cosine, e^x, 1/(1 - x) ... memorized.
the Maclaurin series is just the Taylor series centered at zero. topsquark showed you how to derive it, but in this case, i think the memorization route is easiest. unless your professor requires you to derive it
The answer in the book is summation from n = 1 to infinity of (-1)^n times x^(5n)
I see the (-1)^n since the values are changing from positive to negative every time, but where does the x^(5n) come from? Also how did you find your results... 1 - x + x^2 - x^3 ... I don't quite understand. Thank you.