an equation involving derivatives in which the dependent variables and all derivatives appearing in the equation are raised to the first power.
noun, Mathematics. 1. a first-order equation involving two variables: its graph is a straight line in the Cartesian coordinate system. 2. any equation such that the sum of two solutions is a solution, and a constant multiple of a solution is a solution. noun 1. a polynomial equation of the first degree, such as x […]
noun 1. Statistics, Mathematics. extrapolation using a linear equation to estimate the value of a variable or function outside the tabulated or observed range.
- Linear foot
noun a unit of linear measure equal to 12 inches (30.48 cm)
noun, Mathematics. 1. . noun, Mathematics. 1. a map of the complex plane to itself in which a point z is mapped to a point w by w = (az + b)/(cz + d), where a, b, c, and d are complex numbers and ad − bc does not equal zero.
- Linear fracture
linear fracture n. A fracture that runs parallel to the long axis of a bone. Also called fissured fracture.