Consistent
Pronunciation: /kənˈsɪs tənt/ Explain
- A system of equations
is consistent if the system has at
least one common solution.^{[1]} If a system of equations
has no solutions, it is called inconsistent.
- An axiomatic sytem
is consistent if all the propositions in the
set are consistent; if there is no possible proof of both a proposition (P) and its
negation
(not P).^{[2]}
References
- Kornegay, Chris. Systems of Linear Equations. 2nd edition. pg 456-459. Math Dictionary With Solutions: A Math Review. Sage Publications, Inc. March 6, 1999. Last Accessed 8/6/2018. Buy the book
- Catherine Cavagnaro (Editor), William T. Haight II (Editor). consistent axioms. pg 27. Dictionary of Classical and Theoretical Mathematics. CRC Press. February 26, 2001. Last Accessed 8/6/2018. Buy the book
Cite this article as:
McAdams, David E. Consistent. 6/25/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/c/consistent.html.
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