# Taylor Expansion (multivariate)

• Apr 6th 2011, 07:34 PM
Krahl
Taylor Expansion (multivariate)
Hi, I need some help understanding the taylor expansion of a function $g_0(\phi,c,T)$. I'm particularly confused with the 3rd term on the RHS. Why is there a partial derivative there? When I expand it, I get the same as whats in the image but no multiplication with partial derivatives.
Thanks

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• Apr 10th 2011, 04:13 PM
ojones
The notation you're using here is terrible. Where did you get this expression? Use $f(x,y,z)$ for the function of 3 variables. The third term of the series comes from the Hessian matrix. Do you what that is?
• Oct 15th 2012, 08:30 AM
Krahl
Re: Taylor Expansion (multivariate)
Thanks for replying ojones. Turns out the partial derivative multiplying the 3rd term and other terms were a typo. That's odd since this typo was present in multiple papers.