Definition of differential coefficient in English:

Share this entry

differential coefficient

noun

Mathematics
Another term for derivative.
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.
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.