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

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Series expanding an expression to an arbitrary power

How can I get Mathematica to directly produce the series expansion of an expression such as $(1+1/x)^n$, where $n$ is an arbitrary positive integer? Note that it's important in my expression to keep $...
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How to get the series coefficient of a function defined by a differential equation [duplicate]

I need a Taylor series approximation for $x(t)$, which is defined by the following differential equation. $\frac{dx}{dt}=-k_1 x+(1-x)k_2 e^{-k_3 t}$, $x(0)=0$ ...
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Generating function for Newton series?

The function GeneratingFunction gives generating function for Taylor series. Is there a similar function for Newton's series? $$f(x) = \sum_{k=0}^\infty \binom{x}k \Delta^k [f]\left (0\right)$$
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Finding the coefficient of a certain power in a generating function

I want to compute $(t^1+\dots +t^5)(t^2+\dots+ t^6)(t^3+\dots +t^9)$ and find the coefficient of $t^{15}$ for example. $t$ is an indeterminate Now in Maple this is simply as ...
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Speeding up ReplaceRepeated while truncating to desired order

I need to program in an algorithm that recursively makes algebraic replacements which leads to an utterly complicated algebraic function of $x$, but whose final result is only needed at fixed order in ...
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Implementation of Series function

I'm trying to evaluate the partial derivatives of some function F[x,y] at some point, i.e. ...
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Elegant way to do series expansion around x+$\epsilon$

Suppose I have a function $p(x+\epsilon,y-\epsilon,t)$, and I want to expand it around $(x,y)$ like $$ p(x+\epsilon,y-\epsilon,t)=p(x,y,t)+\dfrac{\partial p}{\partial x}\epsilon+\dfrac{\partial p}{\...
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Best way to determine polynomial coefficients in series expansion

I would like to solve the equation $$h'(\boldsymbol{x}_1)\left[B_1\boldsymbol{x}_1+g_1(\boldsymbol{x_1},h(\boldsymbol{x}_1))\right]=B_2h(\boldsymbol{x}_1)+g_2(\boldsymbol{x}_1,h(\boldsymbol{x}_1))$$ ...
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Is there a function that, given a rational function, will return the general term of its infinite series expansion?

Is here some way to expand a rational function to an infinite sum in Mathematica, i.e., a series? I want the general term of the series. For example, $\dfrac{2}{3(x-1)^3}$
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Series expansion for $\frac{1}{x+1}$ in terms of $\frac{1}{x-1}$

I would like to expand a function as $$\frac{1}{x+1} = \frac{1}{x-1+2} = \frac{1}{x-1} \frac{1}{ 1+\frac{2}{x-1}} = \frac{1}{x-1} \left[ 1- \frac{2}{x-1} + \left(\frac{2}{x-1}\right)^2 + \cdots \...
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Series expansion for $\frac{x}{1- \frac{1}{x}}$

I would like to expand $\frac{x}{1- \frac{1}{x}}$ as $$\frac{x}{1- \frac{1}{x}} = x \left( 1+ \frac{1}{x} + \frac{1}{x^2} +\frac{1}{x^3} + \cdots \right) = x + 1 + \frac{1}{x} + \frac{1}{x^2} + \...
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eccentric anomaly expansion equation

I try to use this simple algorithm (paper) to calculate the Eccentric Anomaly expansion: ...
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Asymptotic expansion on 3 nonlinear ordinary differential equations

The 3 nonlinear differential equations are as follows \begin{equation} \epsilon \frac{dc}{dt}=\alpha I + \ c (-K_F - K_D-K_N s-K_P(1-q)), \nonumber \end{equation} \begin{equation} \frac{ds}{dt}= \...
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Why does Mathematica not go to specified order in series?

For some reason Mathematica will not evaluate this asymptotic series to the requested order. Inputting: ...
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Plot CPU time vs iteration? [duplicate]

I would like to generate a plot of CPU time vs number of iterations. For example, if I were to calculate the solution of a system of differential equations in state-space form using the summation of e^...
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Problem of how to manipulate Taylor/McLaurin series

I'm new to Mathematica so I don't know very well the program itself. I would like to manipulate as he does this person in youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCJHvQaGNiQ But I put all the ...
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Power series with decimal and arbitrary powers

Is there a way to make Mathematica do a series of the form: Series[ E^{\beta}$ , {x, 0, 1}] I have noticed that ...
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Speed up series expansion [duplicate]

I have a rather complicated function that I need to expand it in series, which is quite straightforward but takes a long time. I was wondering if there is a way to speed up such a calculation: ...
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How to use Assumptions in a Series Expansion

I want to series expansion the expression $\frac{1}{2} \left(e_1+e_2-\sqrt{e_1^2-2e_1e_2+e_2^2+4V_{12}^2} \right)$ up to second order in $V_{12}$ using the assumption $e_1>e_2$. So I tried ...
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Exponential of a Differential Operator

In Mathematica, is it possible to exponentiate a differential operator such that the operator will act on a function, $f(x,p)$? Specifically, I wondering if I can get Mathematica to do this: $\exp(c\...
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How to power-series expand determinants?

Say $g$ is a matrix which is given as, $g = g_0 + xg_2 + x^2 g_4 .. +x^{d/2 -1}g_{d-2}+ x^{d/2}(g_d + h_d(log (x)))$ where $d$ is an even number and each $g_i$ is a matrix (same dimension as $g$) and $...
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Create polynomials from Series

This question actually doesn't have quite a lot to do with the Series function, but I don't know how to describe my problem. So here's the thing. I'm trying to ...
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Why is this infinite series wrongly computed by Mathematica?

Bug introduced in 7.0 and fixed in 10.0 Could you let me know if Mathematica (newer versions) is able to correctly compute this one? ...
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divergent part of a series

I am trying to find a function that gives me the divergent part of series in any case. The method "Series[]" does not work because Series[42,{n,0,-1}] gives as ...
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Series and that old ivar error

I am trying to compare plots of the function (1+x)^{1/3} and its power series. The code for the power series generates an error message referring to an invalid variable: 'General::ivar: -1.09993 is ...
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Remove singularity at zero from $-((i^{-n} (-1 + i^n)^2)/(n^2 π^2))$

The expression h[n_] = -((I^-n (-1 + I^n)^2)/(n^2 π^2)) is real for all integers n. Although indeterminate at ...
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Working with means and variances

My goal is to work out on the following equation: $$Mean(P)(1-Mean (P))\left (h + (1 - 2 h) (1 - \frac {Var (P)} {Mean (P) (1 - Mean (P))}) (1 - Mean (P)) + \frac {Var (P)} {Mean (P) (1 - Mean ...
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Taylor expansion of function of vectors—simplifying the output

I've got a real-valued function of several vectors $f(u,v,w)$ formed by taking scalar products of linear combinations of the vectors, I want to Taylor expand around small $v$ by writing $$f(u,\delta ...
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Compose two special power series expansions

I have two functions $A(x), B(x)$, given in a special power series form: $A(x)=1-x^{2}\left(\frac{a}{10}-\sum_{k=1}^{9}b_{k}\left(\frac{(x^{2}-1)}{r}\right)^{k}\right)$ $B(x)=1-x^{2}\left(\frac{c}{...
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Bessel derivatives

I tried to expand BesselJ[k,x] function into a Taylor series with Series command. Here both k...
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A power series expansion [closed]

Consider the function, $f(z) = z\, \tanh(\pi z) \log (z^2 + a^2)$ for some $a>0$. Now I am considering 3 different situations, $z = i(n+0.5) - i\epsilon + \delta - it$ for $n \in \mathbb{Z}$ ...
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About doing an sum

I want to explain this summation to Mathematica, For $a >0$ define $n_u, n_d \in \mathbb{Z}$ such that if $\{ a \} \leq 0.5$ then $n_u = [a]-1$ and $n_d = - [a]$ and if $\{ a \} > 0.5$ then $...
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Is it possible to circumvent a bug inside SeriesCoefficient?

As far as I can tell, there seems to be a bug in SeriesCoefficient: ...
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Matrix exponential MatrixExp[] vs Sum[MatrixPower[]] doesn't match?

I might be an idiot, but I cannot get the manual expansion of $e^{At}$ to match the MatrixExp[A t] result. For example, I have the following: ...
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How to expand function $\cos(y+i\log{x})$ in powers of $x$?

I have the following, probably very simple question. How can I get $\it{Mathematica}$ to power expand function $\cos(y+i \log(x))$ in powers of $x$? This function obeys a well defined Laurent ...
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How to simplify power series in terms of functions

For example, after some computations mathematica outputs $$ \sum_{k=0}^{\infty} \frac{k g_k z^{k+4}}{(1-z)^3} $$ and we assume that $$G(z)= \sum_{k=0}^{\infty} g_k z^k $$ so the question is: how ...
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How could I expand this equation

How could I expand this equation (0.837 + x^0.5 + x)^4.870 Neither Expand[(0.837 + x^0.5 + x)^4.870] nor ...
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nested series expansion

I have to invert the following matrix in which the functions U[t,x,y,r] and K[t,x,y,r] and all their derivatives are "small"; <...
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Multivariate series expansions to different powers

I have a function that (I believe) correctly takes the multivariate Taylor series expansion about the origin for some expression (first argument), in some variables (second argument, list), to ...
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Expand expression into quotient of negative power series

I have a function T(z) and want to expand it to the following form: At the end I want to have a list of equations, which can calculate a0, a1, a2, b0, b1 and b2 with different values of h1, h2, ...
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Making mathematica do regulated integrals

Consider the integration, $\int _0 ^\infty dx\ x \tanh( \pi x) \sqrt {x^2 + a^2 } $ where $a$ is a real number. This integral is divergent. We note that an asymptotic expansion of the integrand ...
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Symbolically Expanding One-Variable $q$-hypergeometric Series

In general, how do I get Mathematica to symbolically expand various infinite series to an arbitrary degree of accuracy? I deal with $q$-hypergeometric series quite frequently, and specifically want ...
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How does Mathematica understand branchcuts of the complex logarithm?

Say I have the function $f(x) = x \tanh(\pi x) \log (x^2 +a^2)$ where $a$ is some positive real number. Then it seems to be me that Mathematica when given such a ...
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Evaluate integral of a series

I want to evaluate this integral, but it won't work. Does anyone knows why? ...
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Asymptotic expansion

I wanted to expand a function of $x$ about $x=\infty$ and see its coefficients as a function of the parameters $m,n,q,y$ and I wrote this - but it didn't work! It gave me back a very complicated ...
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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 $$ \frac{s \alpha \text{Cosh}[s(L-x)]+\beta \text{Sinh}[s(L-x)]}{s(\gamma \text{Cosh}[sL]+s \delta \text{Sinh}[sL])} $$...