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RE: Maclaurin Series

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  • Subject: [mg48223] RE: [mg48114] Maclaurin Series
  • From: "David Park" <djmp at>
  • Date: Tue, 18 May 2004 04:17:05 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


Use Normal.

f1[x_] := Cos[x]

f1t[x_] := Normal[Series[f1[x], {x, 0, 10}]]

1 - x^2/2 + x^4/24 - x^6/720 + x^8/40320 - x^10/3628800

David Park
djmp at 

From: Xiaolei Li [mailto:xli10 at]
To: mathgroup at


i have some function defined in f1.  i'd like to define a new function,
f1t, that is the Maclaurin expansion of f1.  when i do something like:

	Series[f1[x], {x, 0, 10}]

it gives me the correct expansion.  but how do i define f1t?  i tried:

	f1t[x_] := Series[f1[x], {x, 0, 10}]

that doesn't work because it evaluates f1[x] before giving it to
Series[].  i also tried something like:

	f1t[x_] := Evaluate[ Series[f1[x], {x, 0, 10}] ]

but that didn't work either.  i'm a mathematica n00b.  any help is
greatly appreciated.  thx.

Xiaolei Li        |       xli10 at       |

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