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

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How do I get Series[] as a functional, rather than as an expression (i.e. to avoid the dummy variable)?

How can I write an equivalent to Series that doesn't require a dummy variable? Note that the series should be constructed before the evaluation point is supplied, ...
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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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Asymptotic solution

I have an ODE V''[z] + ( (I z0^2 w)/(3 (z - z0)^2) + (2 - (4 I z0 w)/9)/(z - z0)) V'[z] + (-(12/41) I z0 w + (23 z0^2 w^2)/369)/(z - z0)^2 V[z] == 0 ...
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How can I make Mathematica list the terms in this series?

I am using perturbation theory to solve a problem of the following form: $$ R(h,\theta)f(\theta) = h g(\theta) = 0 $$ where $h$ is small, and I assume $$ \theta = \sum_{i=0}^\infty \theta_i h^i $$ ...
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Why does $\frac{\partial}{\partial x}O\left(\left(\frac{1}{x}\right)^0\right)$ equal $O\left(\left(\frac{1}{x}\right)^0\right)$ in a series expansion?

When taking the derivative of a series expansion around a finite point, the $O(x^n)$ part is differentiated as expected. $O(x^n)$ becomes $O(x^{n-1})$ except $O(x^0)$ which stays $O(x^0)$. When ...
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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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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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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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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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Bug in Series[Pochhammer[1+n, n], {n,Infinity,1}]?

The function Pochhammer[1 + n, n] tends to infinity. We have ...
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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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Proper treatment of roots and powers in Series?

I have the following problem in Mathematica 9 on Linux. I let Mathematica compute the Series expansion: ...
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Series expansion in Infinity issue with Zeta(s) function

With this code: Series[Zeta[s], {s, Infinity, #}] & /@ Range[10] // MatrixForm Series expansion for the Zeta(s) ...
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A series in powers of $(a-z)$ instead of $(z-a)$

Sometimes it is more convenient to find a series expansion (e.g., Taylor, Laurent, Puiseux, ...) in powers of $(a-z)$ than in powers of $(z-a)$. For instance, the command ...
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How to force Series[] to compute expansions by considering non commutative multiplication?

I wish to compute the Taylor series expansion of the following iteration method $x_{k+1}=x_k-f'(x_k)^{-1}f(x_k)$ up to four terms of error ($e_k=x_k-\alpha$). When this is a scalar iteration, I very ...
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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: ...
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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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Unexpected imaginary term in the asymptotic expansion of DawsonF

FullSimplify[Series[2 DawsonF[x], {x, ∞, 8}]] (* -I Exp[-x^2] √π + (1/x + 1/(2 x^3) + 3/(4 x^5) + 15/(8 x^7) + O[1/x]^9) *) What is the reason the term ...
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Polynomial kernel expansion

I am trying to calculate the polynomial kernel expansion using Mathematica. I have tried the Expand and Simplify functions with ...
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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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Puiseux series for algebraic curves

Has anyone implemented a function in Mathematica that computes Puiseux expansions of algebraic curves? Using something like ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Asymptotics: replacing all arguments in a trig function with dummy variable after manipulation

I'm doing manipulations on functions of the form $$\phi(x,z,t) = \sum_n a_n(\epsilon x,\epsilon t,z)e^{in( k_ox -\omega_o t + \epsilon \theta(\epsilon x,\epsilon t)))} e^{(k_o+\epsilon k(\epsilon x,\...
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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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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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How do I do Cauchy product of infinite series?

I have two series and want their Cauchy product series as a result. For instance, I want to multiply Sum[1,{x,0,Infinity}] to Sum[2,{x,0,Infinity}] The directConvolve method does not work, ...
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Interpretation of a function

I know this is not great, as far as a question, but I came across this function, ...
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break down the function

I am using Series function, but I found that it cost too much time. Since the Series function is Taylor expansion and I only need first order, I want to break down the code, so I can make it faster <...
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Sum of Infinite convergent series

I have a series as Sum[(x^1 - (x - 1)^1) (b^Log[(1 + (x))]), {x, 1, Infinity}] which is convergent when b=0.3 and ...
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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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FourierSinCoefficients extremely slow

I'm just playing with Fourier decomposition of periodic functions. We had a similar example with standing waves and cosines in class, so I tried to expand a triangle wave in sines. This is what I came ...
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Alternative to Series

Here is a sample of my code: ...
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SumConvergence with product $\sum_1^\infty{\frac{1\times3\times5\times…\times(2n-1)}{n!}}$

SumConvergence[( Product[(2 n - 1), {n, 1, infinity}])/n!, n] $$\sum_1^\infty{\frac{1\times3\times5\times...\times(2n-1)}{n!}}$$ However this returns true but it ...
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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}= \...