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I had one of those teachers who was fond of asking for the 6th or 7th term.

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That seems excessive for virtually any approximation model.

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No one in physics cares about anything but the leading order term anyway. XD


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It's similar in Engineering as well. Most of the time its using numerical methods until we get a solution that's probably "close enough" to the actual value. Plus the real world likes to shatter models with things like friction and low efficiency motors/pumps/devices.


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One of the biggest reality-shattering revelations for math nerds when they get to college is that there isn't a calculation you could realistically do that just a few digits of pi couldn't be close enough for.

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