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

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How to get the series expansion of $e^{x^a}$ at $x=0$?

I want to have a series expansion of $e^{x^a}$ or $e^{c_1x^a+c_2x^b}$ at $x=0$, but Series cannot give any useful result even if the assumption $a>0$ is ...
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Series coefficients for an infinite sum?

I'm working through Carl Bender's Mathematical Physics lectures on YouTube (which are great fun), and I'd like Mathematica's help solving terms in the perturbation series. It would be convenient if ...
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Finding series expansion in parametric setting

Suppose $y=f(x;p_1,p_2,...)$ and $t=g(x;p_1,p_2,...)$ are given where $p_1,p_2,...$ are some parameters. We want to find a series expansion of $y$ in terms of $t$. Is there a direct command or ...
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Series expansion using an exponential basis

I am currently trying to Laplace invert an expression with the following pattern $$ \frac{s \alpha \text{Cosh}[s(L-x)]+\beta \text{Sinh}[s(L-x)]}{s(\gamma \text{Cosh}[sL]+s \delta \text{Sinh}[sL])} ...
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Problems with series of generalized hypergeometric functions

I have been trying to do the following series: Series[HypergeometricPFQ[{1, 4, 4}, {4 - Sqrt[3], 4 + Sqrt[3]}, z],{z,1,0}] Mathematica says that the result is ...
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How to get rid of all complex numbers and functions?

For almost esthetical reasons, I always have been fascinated by infinite sums of series and I always wonder if theyhave a closed form. A couple of days ago, I found on MSE a question related to the ...
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Reducing a multi-variate polynomial to have terms upto certain degree

I have a polynomial in x and y. I want to keep all the terms with (combined) degree 4. Any pointers will be appreciated. Simple tricks for doing the same with univariate polynomial don't seem to work. ...
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How to compute the residue of $e^{z-\frac{1}{z}}$ at z=0?

I've tried the following but it didn't work: Residue[Exp[z - 1/z], {z, 0}] not even this: Residue[Exp[1/z], {z, 0}] ...
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How can we tell Series to treat the expansion parameter as an integer?

It is simple for Mathematica to find an asymptotic expansion for $\frac{1}{-1+p}$ as $p \rightarrow \infty$. However, if we want to restrict $p$ to be an integer and also include some terms that ...
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How to make all numbers equal to one in a Series?

I have many outputs of one-dimensional Series expansions for which I am only interested in the general tending with the variable. For example, I would like to be able to transform something like ...
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Asymptotic series

I need to solve the following problem. I have the following function: Erf[Sqrt[a x^2 + b y^2]]/Sqrt[a x^2 + b y^2], where x and y are variables and a and b ...
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equidistant solutions in Sequence Sums That Are Squares

In my demonstration "Sequence Sums That Are Squares" I demonstrate two "lines" of solutions (of infinite length) and ask whether someone can find one more line. I am looking forward to your solution. ...
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Expansion with binomial coefficients

How can I get binomial coefficients in expansion of $(n x+i) (1+i x)^n+(n x-i) (1-i x)^n$, where $i=\sqrt{-1}$ and $n$ is an integer. I have no idea how to coax Mathematica to do something remotely ...
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How does Mathematica find a series expansion of expressions containing logarithms when there is a singularity at the expansion point?

I am looking for a good approximation to a function containing logarithms, especially at values close to zero. When I used Mathematica's Series command I found ...
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Using Product for different variables

when using product in mathematica the initial and maximum value of the product will be the variable itself that will be maupulated. what I need is to make these initial and maximum of the product as ...
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Is it possible to find a function from first few terms in the expansion

Is it possible to find a function if first few terms of the expansion is known. For example if I have this series $f(x)=\frac{k^3 x^2}{6}-\frac{k^5 x^4}{120}+\frac{k^7 x^6}{5040}-\frac{k^9 ...
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Get interval of series

It seems to be a stupid question but I wonder how to get an interval of a series expansion. The current series command Series[f, {x, x0, n}] only give series ...
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Computing a series in terms of exponential function

Is there any way to compute the following series in terms of exponential function ? $$\sum_{k=0}^\infty Y_1(k)\;x^k$$ where $$Y_1(k) = \frac{(k - 1)!}{k!}Y_3(k - 1)$$ $$Y_2(k) = \frac{(k - ...
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Generating a power series expansion of the function with parameter

I'm trying to generate a power series expansion of the following function: ...
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Change all values of a series to positive values

I would like to change all values of a series to positive values. I refer to my previous question, answered in the most part, very elegantly by RunnyKine. However, there remains a slight glitch that ...
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List manipulation - various

Update OK, Please forgive the messiness of this, but I am working with something like: ...
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Series expansion: Taylor series takes huge amount of time

I'm working on a notebook, trying to expand the root of a cubic polynomial in Taylor series. When I type: ...
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Apparently contradictory output from Series and D

I defined a function as: g[b_] := Integrate[f[n]Exp[-b DA (n.u)^2], n] Obviously D[g[b], b] /. b -> 0 gives ...
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Expanding a Function in Series works, SeriesCoefficient Doesn't Work

Take the following definitions: ...
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Get pattern from rising numbers [duplicate]

I am no mathematician or math star, yet wondering if there is a formula or a way to calculate what follows: I have series of numbers: ...
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What is the formula for this numerical series?

I'm developing a questions game. My goal is that the score for each correct answer will increase as the user answers more questions. Initially there are 15 points for each correct answer. Every 4 ...
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Solving differential equations with sums (power series)

I have sets of 10 differential equations, but for this purpose I'll demonstrate what I need on one example that can be solved by hand. My equation is this: ...
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Constraint on variables in summation

Is it possible to have a constraint on variables in summation of series just similar to pattern constraint e.g. ...
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Help with writing a polynomial series [duplicate]

I want to write and evaluate an expression something like Sum[x[i] Product[y[j], {j(!=i), 1, n}], {i, 1, n}] but with correct syntax, where n is a any number ...
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Sum[expr,{i,0,Infinity}] for power series of cumulative normal distribution gives exponential function?

The Taylor series (about 0) for the cumulative normal distribution has coefficients: ...
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Why does the evaluation of this series fail?

The following series expression holds: ...
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Best way to power series expand in multiple variables? [duplicate]

A power series expansion of a multivariate function can be performed with the Series command, which performs each expansion consecutively. The results can be a bit ...
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Zero order term in an exprerssion

I have a very long expression like a + b x/y + f + c y/x + d (x z)/y + ... where a , b, c, f ... are coefficients and ...
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Degeneracy problem at the start of a series expansion

I am facing the following problem : I have an equation which could write $$ F(x_1(Y))-F(x_2(Y)) = 0 $$ $x_1$ and $x_2$ are the largest and smallest roots of a cubic equation; their definition ...
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Erfi[z] expansion in Mathematica: is this a bug?

Looking at the expansion: Series[Erfi[x], {x, Infinity, 1}] I obtain -I+E^x^2 (1/(Sqrt[\[Pi]] x)+O[1/x]^2) (note the ...
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Changing bounds of summation after differentiating symbolic sums

Suppose, I have a function written as Taylor-Maclaurin series f = Sum[c[n]*x^n, {n, 0, Infinity}] Now, I wish to differentiate this expression with respect to ...
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Series expansions [duplicate]

I am not a very experienced user. My problem is that I have a polynomial equation F[Z,a,b,c]=0 in which parameters a, b and c are series of another variable x. What I look for is how to generate the ...
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Series expansion for small ratio of variables

I have a messy expression of variables that I would like to simplify under the assumption that certain ratios of the variables are small. For example, consider $\sqrt{x+y}\;$ expanded for small ...
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sequence of matrix multiplications

My linear algebra book has questions that are are marked to use math software. There's probably some $50 guide on how to do everything but usually documentation has gotten me through. I've been kind ...
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Retain required terms in asymptotic expansions

I am using Mathematica 8 to do lengthy asymptotic expansions for use in statistics. In particular I have $\lambda=\beta+\epsilon+\delta+\gamma+O(n^{-5/2})$ where the first term is of order ...
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Solution of equation with power series (perturbation)

So I need to use Mathematica to find the solution of $y=x- \epsilon \sin(2y)$ as a power series in terms of $\epsilon$. I'd assume I'd need to create an equation $f=x-y- \epsilon \sin(2y)$, then ...
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Switching the axis of a plot [duplicate]

I have a plot but the x and y axis need to be switched. The problem is that I can't explicitly solve for the other so I can change the axis. ...
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from complex function to a series

How can I express this complex function as a series? Log[ (1 - E^((I Pi (1 - a))/(b - a)) z)/ (1 - E^(-((I Pi (1 - a))/(b - a))) z) ] Where ...
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Solving an ODE in power series

How do I find a series solution to an ODE? I do not mean taking the Taylor series of an exact solution; I want to solve nasty nonlinear differential equations locally via plug and chug. Surely, that ...
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InverseSeries of multiple variables and multiple equations

CONTEXT Let us consider a bit of the Universe in which we draw spheres (see a high resolution image here). Astronomers have shown that the density within these spheres could be predicted quite ...
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Evaluation of a triple sum does not finish in reasonable time

I'm trying to compute the following triple sum, but no result is produced within a reasonable amount of time. What to do? ...
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Decimal representations of analytic values in an expansion

I have a solution to an ODE (which I call sol), which I would like to expand in terms of Log[1+x] around x=-1. I thought that: ...
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Declaration of abstract matrices to perform series expansion on them

I would like to have abstract matrices M and S to get out the coefficients of matrix power series however it treats M and S as numbers even if i checked that M.S - S.M != 0. I attach my code below: ...
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The proper way to write the input for a certain series

Mathematica tells the series below doesn't converge. I think it converges. What would the proper way to write things be as an input? ...