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power series

noun, Mathematics
an infinite series in which the terms are coefficients times successive powers of a given variable, or times products of powers of two or more variables.
Origin of power series
1890-95 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for power series
  • power series expansion of the solenoid magnetic field.
  • Use infinite power series to solve higher-order differential equations about ordinary points.
  • The coefficients in the power series are functions of all the correlation functions of any order for the composite.
  • Includes utilities for obtaining efficiently the coefficients of polynomials, trigonometric sums and power series.
British Dictionary definitions for power series

power series

a mathematical series whose terms contain ascending positive integral powers of a variable, such as a0 + a1x + a2x² +…
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power series in Science
power series  
A sum of successively higher integral powers of a variable or combination of variables, each multiplied by a constant coefficient.
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