Ja·​co·​bi·​an jə-ˈkō-bē-ən How to pronounce Jacobian (audio)
: 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

Word History


K. G. J. Jacobi †1851 German mathematician

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Jacobian was in 1852

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“Jacobian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Jacobian. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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