Indeterminate coefficients

(Math.) coefficients arbitrarily assumed for convenience of calculation, or to facilitate some artifice of analysis. Their values are subsequently determined.

See also: Indeterminate

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By the given entries [a.sub.1](x), [a.sub.2](x), [a.sub.3](x) and [s.sub.12], [s.sub.13], [s.sub.23] of the matrices A(x) and S, respectively, by means of the method of indeterminate coefficients from the congruence