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    Taylor Series

    Use taylor series to verify e^{-iz}= cos z - isinz

    i know cos z =  \sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\frac{(-1)^nz^{2n}}{2n!}

    and sin z =  \sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\frac{(-1)^nz^{2n+1}}{2n+1!}

    and e^{-iz} =\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\frac{(-iz)^n}{n!}

    but i cant get the steps to get there.
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    Re: Taylor Series

    The sum for \cos runs over even terms, and the corresponding one for \sin of odd terms. So you just have to check that the coefficients of e^{-iz} for odd/even indexes match.
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    Re: Taylor Series

    Start with the e^{-iz} series.
    Break it down by what happens to that (-i)^n factor.
    That will break the e^{-iz} series into the sum of four series via the values of n mod 4.
    Collect real and imaginary terms.
    Simpify for the real and imaginary parts (this takes some care - gotta manipulate the series and their indices and such carefully).
    That'll do it.
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