Maclaurin's series
noun see Maclaurin series

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  • maclaurin's series — məˈklȯrən(z) noun or maclaurin series Usage: usually capitalized M Etymology: after Colin Maclaurin died 1746 Scottish mathematician : a Taylor s series of the form f(x) = f(0) + f′(0)/1! x + f″( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mac|lau|rin's series — «muh KL rihnz», Mathematics. a Taylor s series in which the reference point (a) is replaced by zero. ╂[< Colin Maclaurin, 1698 1746, a Scottish mathematician] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Maclaurin series — noun Etymology: Colin Maclaurin died 1746 Scottish mathematician Date: 1902 a Taylor series that is expanded about the reference point zero and that takes the form f(x) = f(0) + (f′(0)/1!)x + (f″(0)/2!)x² + ... + (f[n](0)/n!)xⁿ + ... subject to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • maclaurin series — noun see maclaurin s series * * * Math. a Taylor series in which the reference point is zero. [1905 10; after C. MACLAURIN] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Maclaurin, Colin — ▪ Scottish mathematician born February 1698, Kilmodan, Argyllshire, Scotland died June 14, 1746, Edinburgh  Scottish mathematician who developed and extended Sir Isaac Newton (Newton, Sir Isaac) s work in calculus, geometry, and gravitation.… …   Universalium

  • MACLAURIN (C.) — MACLAURIN COLIN (1698 1746) Mathématicien écossais, né à Kilmodan, qui a développé et poursuivi l’œuvre de sir Isaac Newton en analyse, en géométrie et en mécanique. Enfant prodige, Colin Maclaurin entra à l’université de Glasgow à l’âge de onze… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Series (mathematics) — A series is the sum of the terms of a sequence. Finite sequences and series have defined first and last terms, whereas infinite sequences and series continue indefinitely.[1] In mathematics, given an infinite sequence of numbers { an } …   Wikipedia

  • Maclaurin , Colin — (1698–1746) Scottish mathematician Maclaurin, who was born at Kilmoden in Scotland, was a child prodigy. He entered Glasgow University at the age of 11 and became professor of mathematics at Marischal College, Aberdeen, at the age of 19. His… …   Scientists

  • Colin Maclaurin — (1698–1746) Born February, 1698 …   Wikipedia

  • Stirling's approximation — In mathematics, Stirling s approximation (or Stirling s formula) is an approximation for large factorials. It is named in honour of James Stirling.The formula is written as:n! approx sqrt{2pi n}, left(frac{n}{e} ight)^{n}.Roughly, this means that …   Wikipedia

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