# Taylor approximations (under construction)

## Summary

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## Notes

This concept is still under construction.

## Context

This concept has the prerequisites:

- higher-order partial derivatives (Second-order Taylor approximations involve second derivatives.)
- matrix transpose (The matrix of second derivatives is symmetric.)

## See also

- Some uses of Taylor approximations:
- Characterizing optimal solutions to optimization problems
- The delta method for approximating the error of a statistical estimator
- Newton-Rhapson , a convex optimization algorithm