Kronecker Delta

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Kronecker delta

[′krō·nek·ər ‚del·tə]
The function or symbol δij dependent upon the subscripts i and j which are usually integers; its value is 1 if i = j and 0 if ij.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Kronecker Delta


a function δnm that is dependent on two integral arguments n and m and is defined by

An example of the use of the Kronecker symbol is

The Kronecker symbol was introduced by L. Kronecker in 1866.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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