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  The Taylor series, power series, and infinite series expansions of functions may have been first discovered in India by Madhava in the 14th century. 
  He is also thought to have discovered the power series of the radius, diameter, circumference, angle θ, π and π/4, along with rational approximations of π, and infinite continued fractions. 
  The Maclaurin series was named after Colin Maclaurin, a professor in Edinburgh, who published the special case of the Taylor result in the 17th century. 
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