Multiplicity
Pronunciation: /ˌmʌl.tɪˈplɪ.sɪ.ti/ Explain
The multiplicity of a math object is the number
of times the math object occurs in a context.^{[2]}
For example, in the
prime factorization
of 12 = 2 · 2 · 3 = 2^{2} · 3,
2 appears twice, so it has a multiplicity of
2. 3 appears once, so it has a
multiplicity of 1.
References
- McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, multiplicity. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 121. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book
- Dickson, Leonard Eugene, Ph.D.. First Course in the Theory of Equations. New York, John Wiley and Sons Inc.. 1922. Last Accessed 9/2/2018. http://www.gutenberg.org/files/29785/29785-pdf.pdf. Buy the book
Cite this article as:
McAdams, David E. Multiplicity. 4/25/2019. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. https://www.allmathwords.org/en/m/multiplicity.html.
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