C

C[i]
is the default form for the ^(th) parameter or constant generated in representing the results of various symbolic computations.

DetailsDetails

  • The C[i] are often used to parameterize families of solutions to equations.
  • In functions like DSolve, the C[i] can be thought of as corresponding to constants of integration.
  • In cases such as partial differential equations, the C[i] represent functions rather than variables.
  • C is the default setting for the option GeneratedParameters in such functions as DSolve, RSolve, and Reduce.

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Parameters generated by DSolve:

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Parameters generated by RSolve:

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Introduced in 1991
(2.0)
| Updated in 2003
(5.0)