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Taylor Series | Essence of Calculus, Chapter 10

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Sometimes close enough is just perfect. The last video in a series of 11 explores the Taylor series and its connection to derivatives. It shows the process for finding Taylor series approximations for y = sin x and for y = e^x.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Give scholars some example problems to work on after viewing the video
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners should be able to differentiate trigonometric and exponential functions
  • Pupils must understand factorials
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Animation on graphs aids in visualizing Taylor series approximations
  • Provides a real-world example where Taylor series is useful
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