integrating factor

noun Mathematics.

a factor that upon multiplying a differential equation with the right-hand side equal to zero makes the equation integrable, usually by making the resulting expression an exact differential of some function.

Nearby words

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  6. integration,
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  8. integrationist,
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  10. integrator

Origin of integrating factor

First recorded in 1855–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019