Questions on dealing with series data and constructing power series expansions of functions.

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plotting summation to check for convergence

Our assignment was to enter in a series and check to see if it converges by graphing. However, when I attempt to graph it, I get a bunch of errors that I'm not sure what they mean. Best way to show ...
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Getting around Series[Sinc] bug

Bug introduced in 8.0 or earlier and fixed in 10.4 For some reason, Series expansion of Sinc around ...
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How to find the leading term in the expansion for large value of the parameter

My question is related to one I already asked (previous question). The equation I am working with is cumbersome: ...
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series to rational order

The function Series requires that the expansion order is an integer, i.e. for the input ...
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Problem with complex conjugation of series data in mathematica 10

ComplexExpand in Mathematica 10 doesn't work with series data: Taylor = Series[Exp[I x], {x, 0, 4}]; ComplexExpand[Taylor\[Conjugate]] gives 1+I x-x^2/2-(I x^...
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Solve of cubic and quartic equations too slow

In my problem I have a third order algebraic equation for the variable sigma, all other letters are parameters. Here is it's right-hand side, left hand side is ...
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Finding consecutive residues of large expression?

I have given a large expression expr (has LeafCount of 2772, you can find it in this file or ...
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How to create a series using For loop.? [closed]

i want to create a series such as 10^n-1 * 10^n-2 *.......... * 10^2 * 10^1 using for loop ; here is my code. For[n=1, n<18, a=10^n; n++, b=(10^n)*a;]; ...
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Getting $e$ closer than $0,001$?

Everyone knows that $\sum \frac{1}{n!} =e$. How should I make a program in Wolfram Mathematica, that tells me, how many members I need from the sum, to get a number, with mistake smaller, than $0,001?$...
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Finding terms of the perturbation solution

I've got a task to find first three terms of the perturbation series solution to: $$y' = 1 +(1+\epsilon)y^2,\quad y(0)=1, \quad t > 0,$$ for a small $\epsilon$. I am supposed to use Mathematica ...
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Series around a point

I have the function Vt ...
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Solving ODE in power series about infinity

I want to solve a particular ODE in power series of 1/x. I can obtain the power series solution about x=0. Can any one suggest how to obtain a series solution in 1/x for the following ODE? I tried ...
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Series solution of the Lane-Emden equation

I have the following problem: I'd like to show how the Lane-Emden equation would look like if someone would solve it as a series. Here's the code: ...
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Changing variables in a series expansion

I want to compute the Taylor expansion of some pure function f[x_], but then perform a change of variables in the resulting expression. So, for example, the output ...
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System of equations from coefficients of series

I have two functions $F_1(a,b,x)$ and $F_2(a,b,x)$ I expand these functions about the point $x=0$ Series[F1,{x,0,2}] Series[F2,{x,0,2}] the coefficients are ...
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Series: two varibles, how to eliminate the (product) higher order

I have a function of $f(x,y)$, where $x,y$ are very small numbers. I want to series expand it to the $3$rd power. However I don't want the terms such that $x^2y^2$, $xy^3$ etc. because I would reckon ...
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A series expansion

It might be a silly question. Actually I'm facing a problem expanding $(1+\frac{2}{x})^{\frac{i}{2}}$ for small $x$. Mathematica can not expand it. But it can of course expand $(1+\frac{2}{x})^{\frac{...
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How to predict the degree of the first series coefficient?

Given an expression f that is a function of x and a number x0, what is the least integer <...
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Strange failure of Series and Derivative

I just spend three hours and posted two Questions trying to figure something out, and it turned out all the confusion was caused by this mysterious quirk. I want to expand g[x,v] in v at v=0, using ...
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How to bound a recursive Derivative definition?

I need to convert derivatives of g[x,v] wrt v into derivatives wrt x using this relation: $$\frac{dg[x,v]}{dv}=\frac{1}{2}\frac{d^{2}g}{dx^{2}}+\frac{1}{2}\left(\frac{dg}{dx}\right)^{2}$$ This code ...
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How to use PadeApproximant with a defined Derivative?

I need to generate a Pade approximant expansion in v of the following: $$g(x,v)\equiv \ln\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}e^{-y\left(z\right)}N\left(x-z,v\right)\,\mathrm{d}...
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Failure of Series[] for hypergeometric functions

I am encountering peculiar errors when asking Mathematica for series expansions of certain hypergeometric functions. To give an example, consider the function $f(x) = {}_{5} F_{4}(3/2,3/2,3/2,2,2; 1,...
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Get dominant terms in asymptotic expansion

I'd like to find the dominant terms of an expression given the conditions $x,y >> 1$: $c_0 y+\frac{y^2 \left(4 c_0^2 y - 12 c_1 c_2^2+y^2\right)}{24 x^2 \left(\text{c1}^2+\text{c2}^2+y\right)}$ ...
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Numerically solving a transcendental equation as a series

Given a transcendental equation $f(x,y)=0$, is there a way for Mathematica to automatically solve the equation as a series? I already know that I can use ...
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Plotting a Taylor series of Partial sum

Hi people, I want to plot the partial sum from n=0 to n =6 with the given function f about the point a=0 (just the maclaurin series). Unfortunately, I am unable to make sense of the issue M'tica is ...
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how can I convert a sum series to an equivalent product series

There are many identities in which on one side we have a summation series and on the other side we have a product series. For e.g. the very famous rogers-ramanujan identity ∑_(n=0)^∞▒q^(n^2 )/〖(q;q)〗n ...
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SeriesData sucks when it can. How do I keep SeriesData from sucking?

When I run Series[f[x]*Sin[x],{x,0,3}, Analytic->False] I get: f[x](x-x^3/3+O[x]^4) as expected. In ...
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How to erase the O[x] terms after using Series [closed]

I have a matrix in which I have used terms like: Series[Sin[(a qy)/2] , {qy, 0, 2}] How to get rid of the O[qz]^3 afterwards ?...
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Determine the coefficient of expansion of the product of two sumations?

I would like to determine the coefficient of a desired term in the product of two summation where the powers of $x$ are not necessarily integers. For example $$ \sum_{i=1}^N x^{1/i}\sum_{j=1}^N x^{1/j}...
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Most simple example where series expanding a root object actually fails due to branchcuts

When computing the series expansion of a Root object Mathematica throws an error like: "Because of branch cuts, the series may represent a different root of [root expression] for some values of [...
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Peculiarities with Series and fractional exponents or bug?

The documentation of the Series[] function states that it can handle "certain expansions involving negative powers, fractional powers, and logarithms." What are the ...
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Solve an inequality involving a sum with a parameter

Good day. I am new to Mathematica and I am looking for advice. Is it possible to solve $$\sum_{k=0}^{n} \frac{p^k}{k!}>0$$ for $n$ where $p$ is a parameter? When I do ...
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What is the best way to generate this power series expansion?

f[m_,z_] := (1/m)*Sum[Exp[z*Exp[2*Pi*I/m]^k], {k,0,m-1}] g[t_] := 1/(2-f[5,t^(1/5)]) Series[g[t], {t,0,10}] When I tried to compute this on Wolfram Programming ...
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Taylor Series vs. Series Function [closed]

Could someone please explain why the these two functions give two different results ...
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SeriesCoefficients expansion contradicts FullSimplify

Executing the following SeriesCoefficient[Log[1/2 (1 + Sqrt[1 - x])], {x, 0, n}, Assumptions -> {n >= 1, n ∈ Integers}] I get: which clearly asserts ...
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Remove low orders from Series [closed]

It is easy to truncate Series upto some order, say $n$. My question is how do I remove low orders? Let us say my series is a power series in $x$. I want to remove the terms with negative powers ...
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Order of evaluation of Exp and Normal on result from Series

This may be more math related than Mathematica related, but I thought this might be of interest to the group. I'm trying to work with some Taylor Series approximations of functions that are ...
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Dirichlet coefficients as limits: wrong

Perhaps I should have included the word "bug" in my question. Here we go There is a bug in this Limit Limit[3^s (-1 - 2^-s + Zeta[s]), s -> ∞] (* 0 *) which ...
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second order nonlinear ode

I need to solve the following equation for $u_n(t)$: $u''=\frac{u'^2}{2u}+\frac{3u^3}{2}+4tu^2+2\left(t^2+\frac{n}{2}+(2p+1)\frac{1+3(-1)^n}{4}\right)u-\frac{n+(2p+1)(1-(-1)^n)}{4u}$ where $p$ is a ...
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Evaluating a Series expansion of PolyLog function

I am trying to evaluate an expansion of the following integral $$ \int_0^\infty \frac{p^4}{1+\exp\left({\frac{p^2}{2mT} - \frac{\mu}{T}}\right)}\, dp = A_0(m,\mu) + A_2(m,\mu)T^2 + \ldots $$ in terms ...
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Generating terms of the Stirling series

The Stirling series starts as follows: $$n!=\left(\frac{n}{e}\right)^{n}\sqrt{2\pi n} \left\{1+\frac{1}{12n}+\frac{1}{288n^{2}}-\frac{139}{51840 n^{3}}-\frac{571}{2888380 n^{4}}+O\left(n^{-5}\right)\...
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Quirky behavior of Series[]

This is a "what's going on?" question about MMa behavior, not so much a "how to fix?" This code calculates a Taylor series for a two-term Gaussian Mixture: ...
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Applying the common factor to each term of a series

I have a series like this: Sum[(n/z)^(1 - j + n)*Binomial[1 + n, j]*G[j], {j, 0, 1 + n}]/ ((1 + n)*(n/z)^n) where G[j] is, ...
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Constructing a function for expanding general $n$ products

I have the following quantum mechanically motivated product: $\langle0\vert(A_1b_1 + A_2b_2 + A_3b_3)(B_1b_1 + B_2b_2 + B_3b_3)(C_1b_1 + C_2b_2 + C_3b_3)$, where $b_i$ is an annihilation operator ...
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Asymptotic forms of Bessel function

I want to replace Bessel functions by asymptotic forms, so the question is: can I find the best ones with help of Mathematica? And if it's possible, how can I do it? Update How can I get with ...
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Find exponential generating function from the first few terms

The function FindGeneratingFunction computes the ordinary generating function of a sequence, given a sufficient number of initial terms. I have two questions in ...
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Plotting partial sums of Taylor Function

I need to plot the partial function: $T_f(x)=\log 2+\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}\frac{(-1)^{k+1}}{2^kk}(x-2)^k$ for $n=2$,$n=4$ and $n=6$ on the same plot over the interval $[-\frac{1}{2},4]$ and also the ...
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Evaluate $\pi$ using While

I am given the following exercise: Evaluate $\pi$ using the formula $\pi = 4 - \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} (-1)^n \frac{4}{2n +1}$ with precision $\epsilon = 0.0001$. First I defined the function I need ...
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Series of integrate in exponential

Why Mathematica cannot perform this series: ...
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Discrepancy in the series expansion of $\log(z/(z-1))$ in Mathematica 5

When I calculate the series expansion of $\log\frac{z}{z-1}$ around $0$ in Mathematica 5.2, I obtain: ...