Lagrange error bound. What is it?
This is a sample from the AP calculus exam. "If the function e^(-3x)/27 is approximated using the Maclaurin polynomial 1/27-x/9+x^2/6, what is the Lagrange error bound for the maximum error on |x|<0.5?" The textbook I'm using has no definition for Lagrange error bound, so I don't know what is being asked or how to find it.
Re: Lagrange error bound. What is it?
It's also called the Lagrange remainder.
Given a Taylor series with n terms, the Lagrange remainder is for some .
What you need to do is to find and pick and so that is maximized. That tells you the maximum error when using the Taylor series with n terms as the approximation.