Short Calculus pp 195-210 | Cite as

Taylor’s Formula

  • Serge Lang
Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)


We finally come to the point where we develop a method which allows us to compute the values of the elementary functions like sine, exp, and log. The method is to approximate these functions by polynomials, with an error term which is easily estimated. This error term will be given by an integral, and our first task is to estimate integrals. We then go through the elementary functions systematically, and derive the approximating polynomials.


Error Term Taylor Series Elementary Function Trigonometric Function Remainder Term 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Serge Lang
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsYale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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