Definition of complementary function in English:

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complementary function

noun

Mathematics
The part of the general solution of a linear differential equation which is the general solution of the associated homogeneous equation obtained by substituting zero for the terms not containing the dependent variable.
Example sentences
  • The type of complementary function depends on the nature of the roots of the auxiliary equation.

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