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British Dictionary definitions for jacobian


Jacobian determinant

  1. maths a function from n equations in n variables whose value at any point is the n x n determinant of the partial derivatives of those equations evaluated at that point

Word Origin

named after Karl Gustav Jacob Jacobi (1804–51), German mathematician.
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  • The first part of the problem is solved at once by the introduction of the Jacobian.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 5


  • Biblical critics are inclined, however, to accept in its strict sense the translation of the Jacobian divines.