# University of Florida/Egm4313/s12.team11.gooding/R4

## Problem 4.4 Parts 1,2

### Part 1

#### Problem Statement

Find n sufficiently high so that $y_{n}(x_{1}),y'_{n}(x_{1})$ do not differ from the numerical solution by more than $10^{-5}$ at $x_{1}=0.9$ #### Solution

Using a program in MATLAB that iteratively added terms onto the taylor series of $log(1+x)$ , terms were added until the error between the exact answer and the series was less than $10^{-5}$ .

It was found after trial and error that $n=39$ for the error to be of a magnitude of $10^{-5}$ . This error found was 9.7422e-005

Similarly, for $y'_{n}(x_{1})$ .

It was found after trial and error that $n=74$ for the error to be of a magnitude of $10^{-5}$ . This error found was 9.3967e-005

### Part 2

#### Problem Statement

Develop $log(1+x)$ in Taylor series about ${\hat {x}}=1$ for $n=4,7,11$ and plot these truncated series vs. the exact function.
What is now the domain of convergence by observation?

#### Solution

A MATLAB program was created, which calculated the Taylor series of each n value, along with the exact function, then plotted these together to show the comparison of all the series.
Below is the Taylor series for $n=7$ expanded at ${\hat {x}}=1$ .
${\frac {x-1}{2\,\ln \!\left(10\right)}}-{\frac {{\left(x-1\right)}^{2}}{8\,\ln \!\left(10\right)}}+{\frac {{\left(x-1\right)}^{3}}{24\,\ln \!\left(10\right)}}-{\frac {{\left(x-1\right)}^{4}}{64\,\ln \!\left(10\right)}}+{\frac {{\left(x-1\right)}^{5}}{160\,\ln \!\left(10\right)}}-{\frac {{\left(x-1\right)}^{6}}{384\,\ln \!\left(10\right)}}+{\frac {\ln \!\left(2\right)}{\ln \!\left(10\right)}}$   It can be seen by observation that the domain of convergence has shifted to the right one unit.

--egm4313.s12.team11.gooding (talk) 03:48, 14 March 2012 (UTC)