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Creation and ReviewWhat Do i have to understand From Calculus?What i would like From My Intro Physics Class?Technology and TablesAppendix: Dimensional AnalysisProblemsFree Fall and Harmonic OscillatorsFree FallFirst Order Differential EquationsThe basic Harmonic OscillatorSecond Order Linear Differential EquationsLRC CircuitsDamped OscillationsForced SystemsCauchy-Euler EquationsNumerical options of ODEsNumerical Read more...

summary: creation and ReviewWhat Do i must be aware of From Calculus?What i would like From My Intro Physics Class?Technology and TablesAppendix: Dimensional AnalysisProblemsFree Fall and Harmonic OscillatorsFree FallFirst Order Differential EquationsThe easy Harmonic OscillatorSecond Order Linear Differential EquationsLRC CircuitsDamped OscillationsForced SystemsCauchy-Euler EquationsNumerical recommendations of ODEsNumerical ApplicationsLinear SystemsProblemsLinear AlgebraFinite Dimensional Vector SpacesLinear TransformationsEigenvalue ProblemsMatrix formula of Planar SystemsApplicationsAppendix: Diagonali

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96) n =0 where f (n) ( a ) . 97) n! Note that we use ∼ to indicate that we have yet to determine when the series may converge to the given function. A special class of series consists of those Taylor series for which the expansion is about x = 0. These are called Maclaurin series. A Maclaurin series expansion of f ( x ) is a Taylor series expansion of f ( x ) about x = 0, or cn = Maclaurin series expansion. 98) f ( n ) (0) . n! 30. Expand f ( x ) = e x about x = 0. We begin by creating a table.

These are defined in terms of the above functions similar to the relations between the trigonometric functions. 4: Plots of cosh x and sinh x. Note that sinh 0 = 0, cosh 0 = 1, and cosh x ≥ 1. tanh x = sech x = csch x = coth x = sinh x cosh x 1 cosh x 1 sinh x 1 tanh x e x − e− x , e x + e− x 2 = x , e + e− x 2 = x , e − e− x e x + e− x = x . 42) There are also a whole set of identities similar to those for the trigonometric functions. For example, the Pythagorean identity for trigonometric functions, sin2 θ + cos2 θ = 1, is replaced by the identity cosh2 x − sinh2 x = 1.

It is a geometric series. Note that each term is gotten from the previous one through multiplication by r = x. The first term is a = 1. 92), we have that the sum of the series is given by ∞ 1 ∑ xn = 1 − x , |x| < 1. 2]. 2]. 0 In this case we see that the sum, when it exists, is a simple function. In fact, when x is small, we can use this infinite series to provide approximations to the function (1 − x )−1 . If x is small enough, we can write (1 − x ) −1 ≈ 1 + x. 6a we see that for small values of x, these functions do agree.

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