As adjectives the difference between linear and contravariant
is that
linear is having the form of a line; straight while
contravariant is (category theoryof a functor) which reverses composition.
As a noun contravariant is
a bihomogeneous polynomial in dual variables of
x'', ''y'', and the coefficients of some homogeneous form in ''x'', ''y , that is invariant under some group of linear transformations.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
linear Adjective
( en adjective)
Having the form of a line; straight.
Of or relating to lines.
Made in a stepbystep, logical manner.
(botany, of leaves) Long and narrow, with nearly parallel sides.
(mathematics) Of or relating to a class of polynomial of the form $y\; =\; ax\; +\; b$.
(physics) A type of length measurement involving only one spatial dimension (as opposed to area or volume).
Related terms
* interlineal
* interlinear
* lineal
See also
* quadratic
* cubic
* quartic
* quintic
* linear algebra
* areal
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contravariant English
Adjective
()
(category theory, of a functor) which reverses composition
(computing, programming) Using or relating to contravariance.
Noun
( en noun)
A bihomogeneous polynomial in dual variables of x'', ''y'', ... and the coefficients of some homogeneous form in ''x'', ''y , ... that is invariant under some group of linear transformations.
