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  • Subject: [mg29447] Re: [mg29426] Simple question
  • From: BobHanlon at
  • Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 04:36:27 -0400 (EDT)
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In a message dated 2001/6/19 5:47:08 AM, g_kamin at writes:

>I tried using the Series[] function to generate a series expansion 
>(polynomial in the dependent variable) for a relatively simple function,
>which M did nicely, but it insistes on including an "order of" term 
>(O[stuff*dep_var]) at the end of the polynomial. When I try to plot this
>function, M insists on including it in the evaluation so that the O[] term
>is a non-numerical value and hence cannot be plotted. How do I get rid
>this pesty appendage?? I tried a simple cut-paste, but even if I explicitly
>delete the "order of" symbol, M somehow restores it!!! (I ask M to list
>the function before trying to plot it, and presto, there is the "order of"
>thing AGAIN. Please, can anyone explain to me how to get around this 
>problem. Many Thanks for your assistance.

Series[E^x, {x, 0, 5}] // Normal

Use of Normal is addressed in the on-line help for Series.

Bob Hanlon
Chantilly, VA  USA

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