Wolfram U

Asymptotics: The Art of Approximation

Estimated Time: 23 min

Course Level: Intermediate


This video class introduces asymptotics as an alternative to exact and numerical methods. The class opens with some historical notes and explains how asymptotic methods can be useful. Examples shown include applications for the solution of differential equations, integrals, difference and algebraic equations and the computation of sums of infinite series. Learn how to use the built-in asymptotic functions in the Wolfram Language to solve hard problems that cannot be solved exactly.

Featured Products & Technologies: Mathematica, Wolfram Language

You'll Learn To

  • Distinguish asymptotics from exact and numerical methods
  • Apply asymptotic methods to differential equations and integrals
  • Solve difference and algebraic equations using asymptotic functions
  • Compute sums of infinite series