# Taylor series

1. Oct 8, 2006

Let be an analytic function f(x,y) so we want to take its Taylor series, my question is if we can do this:

-First we expand f(x,y) on powers of y considering x a constant so:

$$f(x,y)= \sum_{n=0}^{\infty}a_{n} (x)y^{n}$$

and then we expand a(n,x) for every n into powers of x so we have..

$$f(x,y)= \sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\sum_{m=0}^{\infty}b_{n}x^{m} y^{n}$$

I don't know if the result will be the same that taking the "Double Taylor series " for the function f(x,y)

2. Oct 8, 2006

### matt grime

b_n should be b_m, and you're just asking about when you can reorder summation which is a well known property of certain sums, and not others.

3. Oct 8, 2006

### mathman

bn should be bn,m.