Arbitrary constant

Related to Arbitrary constant: Arbitrary function
(Math.) a quantity of function that is introduced into the solution of a problem, and to which any value or form may at will be given, so that the solution may be made to meet special requirements.
an undetermined constant in a differential equation having the same value during all changes in the values of the variables.

See also: Arbitrary, Constant

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On the whole, the story here is very similar to Fuller's, simply because Fuller's NPV was really just present value, but subtracting an arbitrary constant that he treated as the startup cost.
where V is an arbitrary constant and [lambda] satisfies the following non-linear ordinary differential equation
0] an arbitrary constant, E the activation energy, R the universal gas constant, and T the absolute temperature.
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x][DELTA]x/[DELTA]t = qck+1 with k arbitrary exponent and q < 1 arbitrary constant.
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where M is an arbitrary positive integer and A(N,k) (N,k [greater than or equal to]0)are arbitrary constants, real or complex.
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