# Wronskian

[rahn-skee-uh n, vrahn-]

- the determinant of order n associated with a set of n functions, in which the first row consists of the functions, the second row consists of the first derivatives of the functions, the third row consists of their second derivatives, and so on.

## Origin of Wronskian^{}

after Józef Wroński (1778–1853), Polish mathematician; see -an

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