differential and integral calculus

branch of mathematics that deals with functions

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Integral calculus — Calculus Cal cu*lus, n.; pl. {Calculi}. [L, calculus. See {Calculate}, and {Calcule}.] 1. (Med.) Any solid concretion, formed in any part of the body, but most frequent in the organs that act as reservoirs, and in the passages connected with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • integral calculus — n. the branch of higher mathematics that deals with integration and its use in finding volumes, areas, equations of curves, solutions of differential equations, etc …   English World dictionary

  • integral calculus — the branch of mathematics that deals with integrals, esp. the methods of ascertaining indefinite integrals and applying them to the solution of differential equations and the determining of areas, volumes, and lengths. [1720 30] * * * Branch of… …   Universalium

  • integral calculus — noun the part of calculus that deals with integration and its application in the solution of differential equations and in determining areas or volumes etc. • Topics: ↑mathematics, ↑math, ↑maths • Hypernyms: ↑calculus, ↑infinitesimal calculus * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • integral calculus — noun Date: circa 1741 a branch of mathematics concerned with the theory and applications (as in the determination of lengths, areas, and volumes and in the solution of differential equations) of integrals and integration …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • integral calculus — in′tegral cal′culus n. math. the branch of mathematics that deals with integration and its use in the solution of differential equations and the determining of areas, volumes, and lengths • Etymology: 1720–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • Leibniz and Newton calculus controversy — The calculus controversy was an argument between seventeenth century mathematicians Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz over who had first invented calculus. Newton claimed to have begun working on a form of the calculus (which he called the… …   Wikipedia

  • Calculus (disambiguation) — Calculus is Latin for pebble, and has a number of meanings in English: In mathematics and computer science Calculus , in its most general sense, is any method or system of calculation. To modern theoreticians the answer to the question what is a… …   Wikipedia

  • Differential — Dif fer*en tial, n. 1. (Math.) An increment, usually an indefinitely small one, which is given to a variable quantity. [1913 Webster] Note: According to the more modern writers upon the differential and integral calculus, if two or more… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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