**To read:**Re-read the section.**Be sure to understand:**- How closely does S
_{100}approximate the series sum((-1)^{k}(1/k), k=1 .. infinity) ? Why? - Rachel's help session is Monday night, 8pm-9pm in A118 -- if she knows to come! If you plan to meet with her, e-mail her at rzeigowe before 5pm. Remember to give her an idea of what you plan to ask her -- the numbers of the homework questions, or the topic that's causing difficulties.
- Bring questions on PS 11.
**To read:**All**Be sure to understand:**Examples 4 and 5.- How do power series differ from the series we have looked at up to this point?
- What is the
**interval of convergence**of a power series? Explain in your own words. - Bring questions on PS 12.
**To read:**

Re-read this section**Be sure to understand:**The whole thing!**To read:**All of both sections**Be sure to understand:**The definition of a Taylor series- Give two good reasons for writing a known function ( such as cos(x) ) as a power series.
- How does a Taylor series differ from a Taylor polynomial?
- Why would you ever want to find the Taylor series of a function?
- Rachel's help session is Monday night, 8pm-9pm in A118 -- if she knows to come! If you plan to meet with her, e-mail her at rzeigowe before 5pm. Remember to give her an idea of what you plan to ask her -- the numbers of the homework questions, or the topic that's causing difficulties.
- The in-class portion of the final will be Tuesday 12/16 from 9-12. The take-home portion will be due Friday 12/19 at noon.
**To read:**Re-read the section**Be sure to understand:**- Again, the in-class portion of the final will be Tuesday 12/16 from 9-12. The take-home portion will be due Friday 12/19 at noon.

Fall 2003, Math 104

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December, 2003**

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All section and page numbers refer to sections from Ostebee/Zorn, Volume 2, Edition 2.

__ Due Monday 12/1 at 8am__

**Section 11.4 Absolute Convergence; Alternating Series **

**E-mail Subject Line:** Math 104 Your Name 12/1

**Reading Questions:**

__ Due Wednesday 12/3 at 8am__

**Section 11.5 Power Series **

**E-mail Subject Line:** Math 104 Your Name 12/3

**Reading Questions:**

__ Due Friday 12/5 at 8am__

**Section 11.5 Power Series **

**No Reading Questions Today**

__ Due Monday 12/8 at 8am__

**Section 11.6 Power Series as Functions **

**Section 11.7 Taylor Series**

**E-mail Subject Line:** Math 104 Your Name 12/8

**Reading Questions: **

**Reminder:**

__ Due Wednesday 12/10 at 8am__

**Section 11.7 Taylor Series**

**No Reading Questions Today **

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