Compute the Taylor series of (1-x)^(-1/2) by Taylor's formula.

I used Taylor's formula to get the first few terms but couldn't see a reasonable pattern to generalize...

Any help at all is appreciated (Nod)

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- Apr 27th 2008, 04:24 PMcassie00Taylor Series
Compute the Taylor series of (1-x)^(-1/2) by Taylor's formula.

I used Taylor's formula to get the first few terms but couldn't see a reasonable pattern to generalize...

Any help at all is appreciated (Nod) - Apr 27th 2008, 05:02 PMPaulRS
Try proving the general case.

Given a real number and a natural number we define:

**The Binomial Theorem states that:**

Note that if u is natural then the formula reduces to the famous:

- Apr 27th 2008, 05:05 PMTheEmptySetPlease don't double post
http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...or-series.html

Please don't double post

It just makes more work for everyone.

I gave you the formual for the nth derivative(The long way)

Try it and see what happens - Apr 27th 2008, 05:26 PMcassie00