Best example is that an "odd" (or "even") function's Maclaurin series only has terms with odd (or even) powers. cos(x) and sin(x) are examples of odd and even functions with easy to calculate Maclaurin series.
Yes. If the Maclaurin expansion of a function locally converges to the function, then you know the function is smooth. In addition, if the residual of the Maclaurin expansion converges to 0, the function is analytic.
A maclaurin series is an expansion of a function, into a summation of different powers of the variable, for example x is the variable in ex. The maclaurin series would give the exact answer to the function if the series… Full Answer
Unless the number happens to be a straightforward power of the base of the logs, the answer is that you cannot without some access to tables or a scientific calculator. There are Maclaurin series for the log function but without… Full Answer