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C. Maclaurin. A Scottish mathematician gained his master degree at age 17, and his major mathematics' work arise from his special knowledge in Newton's ideas and the formulation of Newton's methods.

However, C. Maclaurin also contributed to the astronomy science and helped to improve maps and invented some mechanical devices .

My mathematics python's programs is a set of Maclaurin's series to compute some of the most important functions in calculus.

Though, the computation of an infinite sum which give the value of a function in terms of the derivatives evaluated at a special case where x0 = 0,in contrast with Taylor series.

The maclaurin's series approximation for ln(1+x) is used to approximate ln(x) by detucting the maclaurin's series for ln(1-x). ln(1+x) - ln(1-x) = ln(1+x/1-x)and by letting y = (1+x/1-x), y could take any positive value.

y = 1+x/1-x, therefore x = y-1/y+1

-1 < x < 1

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 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 #On the name of ALLAH and may the blessing and peace of Allah #be upon the Messenger of Allah Mohamed Salla Allahu Aliahi Wassalam. #Author : Fouad Teniou #Date : 10/07/10 #version :2.6 """ maclaurin_ln is a function to compute ln(x) using maclaurin series and the interval of convergence is -1 < x < +1 ln(y) = ln(1+x/1-x)= 2(x + x^3/3 + x^5/5 + x^7/7 ...........) """ def maclaurin_ln(value, k): """ Compute maclaurin's series approximation for ln(value). """ first_value = 0.0 #attempt to Approximate ln(x) for a given value try: value_x = (value - 1)/float(value + 1) for item in xrange(1,k,2): next_value = value_x **item/item first_value += next_value return 2*(first_value) #Raise TypeError if input is not a number except TypeError: print 'Please enter an integer or a float value' if __name__ == "__main__": maclaurin_ln_1 = maclaurin_ln(2,100) print maclaurin_ln_1 maclaurin_ln_2 = maclaurin_ln(5,100) print maclaurin_ln_2 maclaurin_ln_3 = maclaurin_ln(777,10000) print maclaurin_ln_3 print for arg in xrange(7,28,10): print "ln(%s) = %s " %\ (arg, maclaurin_ln(arg,10000)) ########################################################################### #"C: python \Maclaurin_ln #0.69314718056 #1.60943791243 #6.65544035037 #ln(7) = 1.94591014906 #ln(17) = 2.83321334406 #ln(27) = 3.295836866 Fouad Teniou (author) 11 years, 6 months ago

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A switch to C# and a new link Created by Fouad Teniou on Sat, 10 Jul 2010 (MIT)