from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Used to specify certain mathematical objects named in honour of C. G. J. Jacobi.
  • n. A Jacobian matrix or its associated operator.
  • n. The determinant of such a matrix.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as Jacobean.
  • Pertaining to or named after K. G. J. Jacobi (1804–51), professor of mathematics at Königsberg in Prussia.
  • n. A functional determinant whose several constituents in any one line are first differential coefficients of one function, while its several constituents in any one column are first differential coefficients relatively to one variable. The vanishing of the Jacobian signifies that the functions are not independent. It is indicated by the letter J.
  • n. Short for Jacobian curve.


After Carl Gustav Jakob Jacobi, a German mathematician of the 19th century (Wiktionary)



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