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A homogeneous function of two or more variables having rational or integral coefficients.
- ‘However his most important contribution was the book ‘An Introduction to the Algebra of Quantics’ which was first published in 1895.’
- ‘Maschke's second area of work was on differential geometry in particular the theory of quadratic differential quantics.’
- ‘Cayley also put a third question, a different and deeper question about irreducible invariants of a binary quantic.’
- ‘The math term ‘quantic’ means ‘a rational integral homogenous function of two or more variables,’ which is a fancy way of saying ‘two great tastes that taste great together.’’
- ‘In more modern language the spaces of quantics are identified with the symmetric tensors of a given degree constructed from the tensor powers of a vector space V of dimension m.’
Mid 19th century: from Latin quantus how great, how much + -ic.
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