Hurwitz's criterion

Hurwitz's criterion

[′hər‚wit·səz krī‚tir·ē·ən]
(mathematics)
A criterion that determines whether a polynomial is a Hurwitz polynomial, based on the signs of a set of determinants formed from the polynomial's coefficients.
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