taylor's series

World English Dictionary
Taylor's series
maths See also Maclaurin's series an infinite sum giving the value of a function f(z) in the neighbourhood of a point a in terms of the derivatives of the function evaluated at a. Under certain conditions, the series has the form f(z) = f(a) + <[i>f′(a)(z -- a)]/1! + <[i>f″(a)(z -- a)²]/2! + …
[C18: named after Brook Taylor (1685--1731), English mathematician]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: taylor's gold
Words Near: taylor's series
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for taylor's series
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing taylor's series
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature