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Traveling Waves and Taylor Series: Do They Have Something in Common?
The College Mathematics Journal
Vol. 45, No. 1 (January 2014), pp. 29-32
Published by: Mathematical Association of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.4169/college.math.j.45.1.029
Page Count: 4
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Summary 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.
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