Jacobian

noun
Ja·​co·​bi·​an | \ jə-ˈkō-bē-ən How to pronounce Jacobian (audio) , yä- \

Definition of Jacobian

: a determinant which is defined for a finite number of functions of the same number of variables and in which each row consists of the first partial derivatives of the same function with respect to each of the variables

First Known Use of Jacobian

1852, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Jacobian

K. G. J. Jacobi †1851 German mathematician

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“Jacobian.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jacobian. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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