Pronunciation: /dɪˈtɜrmɪnd/ Explain
A mathematical object is said to be determined
by a set of conditions if no other object of the same type can fulfill that condition.
An object that is determined is said to be determinate,
such as a determinate equation.
Example: A line is determined by two points. This is because
only one line can connect the two points.
How many unique lines can be drawn through two points?|
Click on the blue points and drag them to change the figure.
|Manipulative 1 - A Line is Determined by Two Points Created with GeoGebra.|
- Keller, Samuel Smith. Mathematics for Engineering Students, Plane and Solid Geometry. pg 117, def 3. www.archive.org. D. Van Nostrand Company. 1908. Last Accessed 8/6/2018. http://www.archive.org/stream/mathengineer00kellrich#page/117/mode/1up/search/determined. Buy the book
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McAdams, David E. Determined. 8/30/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/d/determined.html.
8/27/2018: Corrected spelling, added manipulative. (McAdams, David E.)
7/4/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup, implemented new Geogebra protocol. (McAdams, David E.)
5/5/2011: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)