# Canonical form

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 (Math.) the simples or most symmetrical form to which all functions of the same class can be reduced without lose of generality.

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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They consider the canonical form of the argument as it is captured in contemporary expositions.
In the canonical form, the numerator z equals 1 and for finite continued fractions the distribution density of the eigenvalues reaches maxima near reciprocal integers 1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, ...
The problem of semiscalar equivalence (as of PS- equivalence) contains the classical linear algebra problem of reducing a pair of numerical matrices to a canonical form by a simultaneous similarity transformation (for the solution of this problem, see [8]).
The corresponding Schrodinger equation is transformed into a Heun equation in canonical form, and exact solutions are obtained in terms of series of hypergeometric functions.
This is partly due to the simple characterization of such a class of equations [1, 2], according to which they are precisely the iterative equations, and equivalently they can be reduced by a point transformation to the canonical form [y.sup.(n)] = 0.
It seems that in order to transcend the usually national character of magazines, Tzara had to turn to the more stable and canonical form of the book.
The central buffet table (organized by DOT) was dominated by Glenda Barretto and a few other large players, delivering the food in its canonical form (though not devoid of ornamentation and invention, either), representing Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao for the three days, respectively.
Lemma 3 allows us to gain an equivalent but more simple form of the matrix pair (E, A)--Weierstrass canonical form [14].
The following is a typical example that will help illustrate my case: A young Catholic woman marries (licitly and with the proper canonical form) a Catholic man who she believes is "Mr.
Intended for a second course in combinatorial games, this graduate textbook introduces tools for analyzing specific game values, such as mean, temperature, reduced canonical form, and atomic weight, and applies the basic theory of short partizan games to the abstract algebraic and combinatorial structure of short game values.
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