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Truncation of order 2?


Active member
Sep 10, 2013
I do not understand how to do the question in part b.

Suppose I show that the function is twice differentiable (how do i do so), is that sufficient to show that the 'method' (does this refer to the prediction-correction method) has a truncation order of 2?

What is truncation?

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I have the solutions for this question, however I do not understand them one bit. If anyone would like me to post them, I'd be more then happy too.


EDIT: I've solved this.

In order to show for a truncation of order 2, there are two conditions which must be satisfied. That is all the question is asking.

Thanks anyway.


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MHB Math Helper
Aug 30, 2012
So what is meant by "truncation?" My journey into the depths of Google didn't really get me anywhere. I know it has to do with the accuracy of the area calculation, but couldn't get further than that.