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  1. Kronecker delta(noun)

    a function of two variables i and j that equals 1 when i=j and equals 0 otherwise

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  1. Kronecker delta

    In mathematics, the Kronecker delta or Kronecker's delta, named after Leopold Kronecker, is a function of two variables, usually integers. The function is 1 if the variables are equal, and 0 otherwise: where Kronecker delta δij is a piecewise function of variables and . For example, δ1 2 = 0, whereas δ3 3 = 1. In linear algebra, the identity matrix can be written as and the inner product of vectors can be written as The Kronecker delta is used in many areas of mathematics.


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