noun Wron·ski·an \ˈ(v)rä|nzkēən, -rȯ|, |nskēən\
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Wronskian determinant

Definition of Wronskian



  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of wronskian

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

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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