Definition of differential coefficient in English:

differential coefficient

Syllabification: dif·fer·en·tial co·ef·fi·cient

noun

Mathematics
  • another term for derivative.
    More example sentences
    • He then used differential coefficients instead of differentials and the author shows how he progressed from a calculus of variations to a calculus of several variables.
    • He claimed that one of them once queried a derivation that involved a differential coefficient, wondering why the d's were not cancelled in the numerator and denominator.
    • Here, a large differential coefficient suggests photobleaching with inefficient oxygen consumption.

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