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Taylor Polynomials : Degrees and Plotting

2. (Taylor polynomials)
(a) Write down the Taylor polynomials Pn(x) of degree n = 0, 1, 2,3 for the function f(x) = ln x about the point x = 1.
(h) Plot the polynomials Pn(x) and the function f(x) on the interval [0, 3] using Matlab. Describe how the error |f(x) ? Pn(x)| behaves with respect to the point x and the degree n.


Solution Summary

Plotting and degrees of Taylor polynomials are investigated. The solution is detailed and well presented.