ERIC Number: EJ971032
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Animating Nested Taylor Polynomials to Approximate a Function
Mazzone, Eric F.; Piper, Bruce R.
College Mathematics Journal, v41 n5 p405-408 Nov 2010
The way that Taylor polynomials approximate functions can be demonstrated by moving the center point while keeping the degree fixed. These animations are particularly nice when the Taylor polynomials do not intersect and form a nested family. We prove a result that shows when this nesting occurs. The animations can be shown in class or incorporated into computer labs.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Concepts, College Mathematics, Equations (Mathematics), Computer Uses in Education, Animation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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