Definition of differential calculus in English:

differential calculus

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


  • A branch of mathematics concerned with the determination, properties, and application of derivatives and differentials. Compare with integral calculus.
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    • 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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