liouville's theorem

liouville's theorem
\(ˈ)lyü|vēlz-\ noun
Usage: usually capitalized L
Etymology: after Joseph Liouville died 1882 French mathematician
: a theorem in fluid dynamics: the density of any selected part of a stream of fluid that does no work and that has no work done on it remains constant as that part moves along its stream line

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Math.
the theorem that every function of a complex variable, bounded and differentiable for all finite values of the variable, is a constant function.
[named after J. LIOUVILLE]

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