green theorem

Green's theorem

noun Mathematics.
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

prov. [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. --ESR]
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