# complementary function

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## complementary function

[‚käm·plə′men·trē ′fəŋk·shən]
(mathematics)
Any solution of the equation obtained from a given linear differential equation by replacing the inhomogeneous term with zero.
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and the remaining term is a complementary function. The complementary function corresponds to differentiation with regard to o after the factor [(z/2).sup.[sigma]] in (37a), (37b), and (37c) and replacing the dummy summation indices (k, [beta]) by (j, l) leads to
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where {[[delta].sub.i]([epsilon])} is an asymptotic sequence and functions [[PSI].sub.i]([bar.x]) are the complementary functions that depend on [bar.x].
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Where [psi] and [phi] are the complementary functions of [phi] and [gamma] respectively.
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At least for the S-6, integrating these actions within the workgroup alongside complementary functions from the S-3 and S-2 will elevate the commander's support, gain access to information that can proactively lead to the implementation of network defense countermeasures, minimize risk by leveraging offensive cyber and intelligence capabilities to address threats for which no organic defensive solution exists, and achieve unity of effort.
McKesson, with its national reach, numerous complementary functions and distribution centers dispersed across the country, is well placed to continue to play a prominent role in that ongoing consolidation process.
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