# characteristic manifold

## characteristic manifold

[‚kar·ik·tə′ris·tik ′man·ə‚fōld] (mathematics)

A surface used to study the problem of existence of solutions to partial differential equations.

The linear set of eigenvectors corresponding to a given eigenvalue of a linear transformation.

McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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