Traveling Waves and Taylor Series: Do They Have Something in Common?
Abstract:The phenomenon of traveling waves on a rope and the notion of Taylor series are well known. Surprisingly, these two seemingly distant concepts have something in common. This connection can be used to derive the Taylor series representation for some real functions.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2014-01-01
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