Of, showing, or depending on a difference; varying according to circumstances or relevant factors
differential treatment is accorded to working- and middle-class crime
A difference in the salaries awarded to a group of employees, calculated according to differences in grade, skills, performance, etc.
Mathematics and Physics = time derivative.
A device which disables the differential of a motor vehicle in slippery conditions to improve grip
A technique devised to measure a person's attitude towards something, by asking him or her to rate words from a given list seen as descriptive of it or not; a scale or test for implementing this.
A branch of mathematics concerned with the determination, properties, and application of derivatives and differentials
The process of differentiating between two or more conditions which share similar signs or symptoms
An equation involving derivatives of a function or functions
Another term for del.
A hoisting device consisting of two drums of different diameters on the same axis and turning at the same rate, so that a line wound on the larger drum and unwound from the smaller drum provides a mechanical advantage in lifting. Also called Chinese windlass
A differential gear that allows different driven shafts to rotate at different rates, within predetermined limits, typically used in motor vehicles to allow rear wheels to rotate independently when cornering.
Another term for derivative.
An equation containing one or more partial derivatives
A gear allowing a vehicle’s driven wheels to revolve at different speeds in cornering
The branch of mathematics that deals with the finding and properties of derivatives and integrals of functions, by methods originally based on the summation of infinitesimal differences. The two main types are differential calculus and integral calculus
A differential equation arising in connection with elliptically symmetrical systems, having the form d2 y/dx 2 + (a + b cos 2x)y = 0, where a and b are constants.