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    Produce a taylor series please....

    for fx=(1/x) centered at c=1
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiga killa View Post
    for fx=(1/x) centered at c=1

    f(x)=\frac{1}{x}=\frac{1}{1- [-(x-1)]}

    This is a geometric series with r=-(x-1)

    so

    f(x)=\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}(-1)^n(x-1)^n
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiga killa View Post
    for fx=(1/x) centered at c=1
    Assume that f(x) can be expressed as a polynomial.

    Since it is centred at c = 1, it will be of the form

    x^{-1} = a + b(x - 1) + c(x - 1)^2 + d(x - 1)^3 + e(x - 1)^4 + \dots.

    At x = 1 we find a = 1.


    Take the derivative of both sides

    -x^{-2} = b + 2c(x - 1) + 3d(x - 1)^2 + 4e(x - 1)^3 + 5f(x - 1)^4 + \dots

    At x = 1 we find b = -1.


    Take the derivative of both sides

    2x^{-3} = 2c + 6d(x - 1) + 12e(x - 1)^2 + 20f(x - 1)^3 + \dots

    At x = 1 we find c = 1.


    Take the derivative of both sides

    -6x^{-4} = 6d + 24e(x - 1) + 60f(x - 1)^2 + \dots

    At x = 1 we find d = -1.


    Take the derivative of both sides

    24x^{-5} = 24e + 120f(x - 1) + \dots

    At x = 1 we find e = 1.


    Take the derivative of both sides

    -120x^{-6} = 120f + \dots.

    At x = 1 we find f = -1.



    Looking at our polynomial we have

    \frac{1}{x} = 1 - x + x^2 - x^3 + x^4 - x^5 + \dots

    \frac{1}{x} = \sum_{n = 0}^{\infty}{(-1)^n(x-1)^n}.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheEmptySet View Post
    f(x)=\frac{1}{x}=\frac{1}{1- [-(x-1)]}

    This is a geometric series with r=-(x-1)

    so

    f(x)=\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}(-1)^n(x-1)^n
    Of course, we're assuming that

    |r| < 1.

    So |-(x - 1)| < 1

    |x - 1| < 1

    -1 < x - 1 < 1

    0 < x < 2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prove It View Post
    Of course, we're assuming that

    |r| < 1.

    So |-(x - 1)| < 1

    |x - 1| < 1

    -1 < x - 1 < 1

    0 < x < 2.
    Of course it has the same radius of convergence as the series you came up with above.
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