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March 12th, 2010, 07:41 AM   #1
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Formally differentiating the series

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I'd hazard a guess: Doing it the long way, from basic principles?
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Usually it starts with the assumption that the series converges to some function f(x). Formally differentiation means differentiation term by term without verifying whether or not the resulting series will sum to f'(x).
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