How to evaluate A Taylor series at a specific value

08242018, 01:06 AM
(This post was last modified: 08272018 03:19 PM by Albert Chan.)
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RE: How to evaluate A Taylor series at a specific value
(08242018 12:08 AM)Han Wrote: Most people would expect the second expression to return 3*x^2 and not a*x^2. Thanks Han. From the user side, yes ... this is ambiguous. But, from CAS, there is no ambiguity, once order of evaluation is defined. It is like 1 + 2 * 3, if multiply before add, it is 7; without the precedence, it is 9 Since parisse (post #21) said that x:=1, followed by sin(x) x=2, will return sin(1), this suggest CAS is doing the expression first, before substitution. So, the trick is to think like CAS, and the ambiguity is gone. Just an example, my Casio evaluate 1/ABC as 1/(ABC), instead of expected 1/A*B*C So, ..., I just think like the calculator (especially important if it is RPN) Edit: my conclusion was wrong (as parisse later pointed out, the result is sin(2), not sin(1)) Going straight to hp50g reference manual, "" is the "where" command 

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