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NSeries[f, {x, x0, n}]
gives a numerical approximation to the series expansion of f about the point x=x0 including the terms (x-x0)-n through (x-x0)n.
  • The function f must be numeric when its argument x is numeric.
  • NSeries will construct standard univariate Taylor or Laurent series.
  • NSeries samples f at points on a circle in the complex plane centered at x0 and uses InverseFourier. The option Radius specifies the radius of the circle.
  • The region of convergence will be the annulus (containing the sampled points) where f is analytic.
  • NSeries will not return a correct result if the disk centered at x0 contains a branch cut of f.
  • If the result of NSeries is a Laurent series, than the SeriesData object is not a correct representation of the series, as higher-order poles are neglected.
  • No effort is made to justify the precision in each of the coefficients of the series.
  • NSeries is unable to recognize small numbers that should in fact be zero. Chop is often needed to eliminate these spurious residuals.
  • The number of sample points chosen is 22+log2[n].
  • The following options can be given:
Radius1radius of circle on which f is sampled
WorkingPrecisionMachinePrecisionprecision used in internal computations