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differential calculus

Syllabification: dif·fer·en·tial cal·cu·lus

Definition of differential calculus in English:

noun

A branch of mathematics concerned with the determination, properties, and application of derivatives and differentials. Compare with integral calculus.
Example sentences
  • In his last years he worked on a new absolute differential calculus and a geometry of Hilbert spaces.
  • The Academy sought the best article on the theory of the mathematical infinity and they designed the competition to encourage mathematicians to seek a sound basis for the new differential calculus.
  • I seemed to hit the limits of my mathematical abilities after differential calculus in 1986, my first year of university.

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