University Calculus: Early Transcendentals (3rd Edition)

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Chapter 9 - Section 9.10 - The Binomial Series and Applications of Taylor Series - Exercises - Page 549: 17


$\approx 0.4969564$ with an error of about $10^{-5}$.

Work Step by Step

We integrate the integral with respect to $ x $ and take a lower limit as $0$ and upper limit as $0.4$. $\int_0^{0.5} \dfrac{1}{\sqrt{1+x^4}} dx=\int_0^{0.5} [1-\dfrac{x^4}{2}+\dfrac{3x^{8}}{8}-...] dx $ or, $=0.5+\dfrac{(0.5)^5}{10}+\dfrac{3(0.5)^9}{24}-....$ But $\dfrac{5(0.5)^{13}}{16 \cdot 13} \approx 2.93 \times 10^{-6} $ and the proceeding term is greater than $10^{-5}$. So, the first five terms of the series would give the accuracy. $\int_0^{0.5} \dfrac{1}{\sqrt{1+x^4}} dx \approx 0.4969564$ with an error of about $10^{-5}$.
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