Airy differential equation


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Airy differential equation

[¦er·ē ‚dif·ə¦ren·chəl i′kwā·zhən]
(mathematics)
The differential equation (d 2 f / dz 2)-zf =0, where z is the independent variable and f is the value of the function; used in studying the diffraction of light near caustic surface.
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