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Lecture 16 -  The Taylor Series and Other Mathematical Concepts

Lecture 16 - The Taylor Series and Other Mathematical Concepts

This video was recorded at YALE PHYS 200 - Fundamentals of Physics with Professor Ramamurti Shankar. The lecture covers a number of mathematical concepts. The Taylor series is introduced and its properties discussed, supplemented by various examples. Complex numbers are explained in some detail, especially in their polar form. The lecture ends with a discussion of simple harmonic motion. Reading assignment: Ramamurti Shankar, Basic Training in Mathematics: A Fitness Program for Science Students, chapter 5 Resources: Problem Set 8 [PDF] Problem Set 8 Solutions [PDF]

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