[Maxima] trunc and taylor
Jerónimo Alaminos Prats
alaminospr at gmail.com
Fri May 8 06:55:19 CDT 2009
I've using maxima for about a month in a calculus class. I'm writing
some notes to help the students and now I'm having some trouble with
the behavior of Taylor series.
If I define a function and its Taylor polinomial, I have no problem
plotting both or calculating the difference
plots the zero function. I can obtain the expected (at least for me)
Is this the right thing to do? I do not understand when it's mandatory
to use trunc with taylor and when it is optional? I mean, what's the
difference between taylor(...) and trunc(taylor(...))?
If someone it's interested the notes (in spanish) are available as a
work in progress at
Of course any comments are welcome.
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