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Re: Remove the higher order terms in series expansion

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  • Subject: [mg52879] Re: Remove the higher order terms in series expansion
  • From: Bill Rowe <readnewsciv at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 04:27:35 -0500 (EST)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On 12/14/04 at 6:00 AM, highorder at noreply.com (highorder) wrote:

>No, Normal[] doesn't work in this situation since the expansion
>terms are in symbolic.

This is incorrect. Normal works fine on sybolic terms as shown by

In[8]:=Normal[Series[Log[x], {x, 1, 3}]]
Out[8]=(1/3)*(x - 1)^3 - (1/2)*(x - 1)^2 + x - 1

If you are having a problem with Normal, perhaps you could post the code so that others could see determine the root cause of your problem.
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