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Green's theorem

noun, Mathematics
1.
one of several theorems that connect an integral in n -dimensional space with one in (n − 1)-dimensional space.
Origin
after George Green (1793-1841), English mathematician, who formulated it
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Green's theorem in Technology

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(TMRC) For any story, in any group of people there will be at least one person who has not heard the story. A refinement of the theorem states that there will be *exactly* one person (if there were more than one, it wouldn't be as bad to re-tell the story). The name of this theorem is a play on a fundamental theorem in calculus.
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(1994-12-16)

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