Please help with the following: Use a Taylor polynomial to approximate cos(0.75) with an error less than 0.001. Thanks!
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You should know that . So let and keep adding terms until you reach your required accuracy (i.e. stop when you have enough digits repeating).
so you get: 1 - (0.75^2/2) +(0.75^4/4!) - (0.75^6/6!)..... would the polynomial answer just be the first 3 terms (up to the 4th power)?
Originally Posted by kimsanders82 so you get: 1 - (0.75^2/2) +(0.75^4/4!) - (0.75^6/6!)..... would the polynomial answer just be the first 3 terms (up to the 4th power)? Get a decimal answer each time you add a term, keep going until you have the first three decimal places matching
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