Definition of Helmholtz function in English:

Helmholtz function

(also Helmholtz's function)

noun

  • 1Physics Mathematics
    The transformation of the complex plane Z = 1/π(e z + z + 1), which arises in the representation of fluid flow through a spout with infinite plane walls (disused).

  • 2Physics Chemistry
    The equation expressing Helmholtz free energy.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Annals of Mathematics.