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Calculus: Taylor Polynomials
by Texas Instruments

Published on June 09, 2008

Overview

Students learn to define a Taylor polynomial approximation to a function f of degree n about a point x = a. They also learn to graph convergence of Taylor polynomials. They use Taylor polynomials to approximate function values.

Key Steps

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    Students will use tangent line approximation to examine different polynomials.

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    Students will use Taylor polynomials to approximate function values.