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using the taylor series function of matlab

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I am trying to write a piece of code that allows me to input the numbers of terms in a taylor series and I know that i must use the "k = input('numbers of terms')" comand, when I use: (here is my code)
k = input('total number of terms in the taylor series:');
syms x;
taylor(exp(x), x, 'ExpansionPoint', k)
is k the number of terms? and if not how do i set the number of terms to be expressed?
thank you in advance.

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 4 Sep 2012
taylor(exp(x), x, 'Order', k)
Note that this will expand around x=0 unless you provide an expansion point.
Azzi Abdelmalek
Azzi Abdelmalek on 4 Sep 2012
the result is only correct for small values of x
SonOfAFather on 5 Sep 2012
apparently I am completely off base here and don't need to actuallyneed to use the taylor() keyword but need to write a for loop that will actually preform a taylor series for me. sorry that i may have wasted anybodies time with the original question.

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