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

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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 multipications

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

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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? ...
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How can we suppress the asymptotic notation in Series? [closed]

Series expands a function, and also gives an idea of the asymptotic bounds of the function: Series[$\frac{1-x^3}{1-x}$] returns: $1 + x + x^2 + O(x)^5$ I'd like ...
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Laurent series expansion

Can someone share how to find a Laurent series expansion of $$f(z)=\frac{1}{(z^2-1)(z^2-4)}$$ centered at zero on the annular disk $1<|z|<2$?
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Why does Mathematica fail to series expand this simple expression?

I wanted to expand the function $(x+2)^{x+2}$ around $x = -1$, that is, using Series[(x + 2)^(x + 2), {x, -1, 2}] and Mathematica returns the same expression. ...
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Design considerations behind `O` (a.k.a. BigOh, a.k.a. Landau Order)

This works without any warnings: O[Log[x]]. This raises a warning: O[x^2]. I have a few questions around this: Why is it a ...
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Series expansion in terms of Hermite polynomials

I am trying to expand a polynomial in terms of orthogonal polynomials (in my case, Hermite). Maple has a nice built-in function for this, ChangeBasis. Is there a ...
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Getting poles of a Gamma functions [duplicate]

Why do the following 2 sequences give different answers? n = 1.5 Series[Gamma[0.5 - n - x], {x, 0, 2}] Series[Gamma[-1 - x], {x, 0, 2}] (..clearly the output from the second expression is ...
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Expansion of $E(i c \mid m)$ at $c\to\infty$?

Currently, I am using a Windows machine with Mathematica 8. I noticed a difference in a series expansion of the function EllipticE[] in comparison with a result ...
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Asymptotic expansion of a list

I am trying to calculate a asymptotic series expansion of a list. ...
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Unexpected behaviour of SeriesCoefficient?

Following this question/answer I discovered and played with SeriesCoefficient. In particular, I tried ...
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Find closed form expression for series expansion coefficients [duplicate]

Is there a built-in function that will find a general expression for the coefficient of the series expansion of a function? Series will only give the explicit ...
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Formatting Equation Output Neatly

I looked around and couldn't find the answer to this anywhere, so I'm sorry if this is a bad question - I'm pretty new to mathematica. I wrote a program to help me compute some annoying series ...