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Taylor expansion

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  • From: Janita Wilting <janita at>
  • Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1993 16:08:04 +0100

Hello mathgroup.

I want the coefficients list of the 3rd order Taylor expansion of Cos[x]:

   N[CoefficientList[ Normal[Series[ Cos[x],{x,0,3}]],x]]

This gives me 
   {1., 0, -0.5}

Note that the coefficient of the 3rd order term, being zero, is missing.

   N[CoefficientList[ Normal[Series[ Cos[x],{x,0,4}]],x]]


   {1., 0, -0.5, 0, 0.0416667}

What should I do against missing zeroes at the and of the List?

Please reply to janita at

Thank you!

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