## resultants

Noun

- plural form of
*resultant*

- - These functions were originally known as "
**resultants**," a name applied to them by Pierre Simon Laplace, but now replaced by the title " determinants," a name first applied to certain forms of them by Carl Friedrich Gauss. - The effect of this process is to give a series of points in the horizontal planes at which the
**resultants**of all forces above those planes respectively cut FIG. - Let all the
**resultants**acting at the several centres of resistance be produced until they cut one another in a series of points so as to form an unclosed polygon. - 48), at distances x and x+a from the left abutment, be their
**resultants**on either side of C. Then the reaction at B is WIx/1+W2(x+a)/l. **Resultants**.-When we are given k homogeneous equations in k variables or k non-homogeneous equations in k - i variables, the equations being independent, it is always possible to derive from them a single equation R = o, where in R the variables do not appear.

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- result in
- resultance
- resultant
- resultantly
- resultants

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