Wronskian

noun
Wron·​ski·​an | \ ˈ(v)rä|nzkēən, -rȯ|, |nskēən \
variants: or Wronskian determinant
plural -s

Definition of Wronskian

: a mathematical determinant whose first row consists of n functions of x and whose following rows consist of the successive derivatives of these same functions with respect to x

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History and Etymology for Wronskian

Józef Maria Wroński (Hoene-Wroński) †1853 Polish mathematician and philosopher + English -an

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“Wronskian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Wronskian. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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