# new function full exp op n

Just a brief one. I don't currently have a use for it, but part of my brain says it might be useful. Yeah, I guess I am not a minimalist. Anyway, a tweak on exp[op,n], this time we keep the 1/factorial(k) factor.

So, simply enough:
full-exp[op,n] |x>
maps to: (1 + op/1 + op^2/2 + ... + op^n/n! ) |x>

No point giving the python.

Anyway, a quick example:
```-- define our X operator:
sa: X |*> #=> algebra(|x>,|*>,|_self>)

-- the previous exp operator:
sa: exp[X,6] |1>
|1> + |x> + |x*x> + |x*x*x> + |x*x*x*x> + |x*x*x*x*x> + |x*x*x*x*x*x>

-- the new exp operator:
sa: full-exp[X,6] |1>
|1> + |x> + 0.5|x*x> + 0.167|x*x*x> + 0.042|x*x*x*x> + 0.008|x*x*x*x*x> + 0.001|x*x*x*x*x*x>
```
And I guess that is it. We see the standard Taylor series for exp(x) as expected.

Update: and we can use exp as a "smear" operator, to expand a single point into a range of points. So, in a way, a little like the range function.

In the console:
```-- define a translation operator:
T |*> #=> arithmetic(|_self>,|+>,|x: 1>)

-- a test case (translate by 1):
sa: T |x: 0>
|x: 1>

-- another test case (translate by 7):
sa: T^7 |x: 0>
|x: 7>

-- use exp[op,n] as a smear operator:
sa: exp[T,7] |x: 0>
|x: 0> + |x: 1> + |x: 2> + |x: 3> + |x: 4> + |x: 5> + |x: 6> + |x: 7>
```

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updated: 19/12/2016
by Garry Morrison
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