# Taylor Series

A Taylor series is a power series of a function around a given point.

Taylor series is a college-level concept that would be first encountered in a Calculus II course. It is an Advanced Placement Calculus BC topic and is listed in the California State Standards for Calculus.

### Examples

Maclaurin Series: | A Maclaurin series is a Taylor series expansion of a function around zero. |

### Prerequisites

Derivative: | A derivative is the infinitesimal rate of change in a function with respect to one of its parameters. |

Series: | In mathematics, a series is an (often infinite) sum of terms specified by some rule. |