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Holonomic (introduced by Heinrich Hertz in 1894 from the Greek ὅλος meaning whole, entire and νόμ-ος meaning law)[1] may refer to:


  • Holonomic basis, a set of basis vector fields {ek} such that some coordinate system {xk} exists for which
  • Holonomic constraints, which are expressible as a function of the coordinates and time
  • Holonomic module in the theory of D-modules
  • Holonomic function, a smooth function that is a solution of a linear homogeneous differential equation with polynomial coefficients

Other uses[edit]

  • Holonomic brain theory, model of cognitive function as being guided by a matrix of neurological wave interference patterns

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Berry, Michael (December 1990). "Anticipations of the Geometric Phase". Physics Today. 43 (12): 34–40. doi:10.1063/1.881219. ISSN 0031-9228.