characteristic equation

noun

Definition of characteristic equation

: an equation in which the characteristic polynomial of a matrix is set equal to 0

First Known Use of characteristic equation

1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Characteristic equation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/characteristic%20equation. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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