calculus of variations

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calculus of variations

n.
Mathematical analysis of the maxima and minima of definite integrals, the integrands of which are functions of independent variables, dependent variables, and the derivatives of one or more dependent variables.

calculus of variations

n
(Mathematics) a branch of calculus concerned with maxima and minima of definite integrals
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Noun1.calculus of variations - the calculus of maxima and minima of definite integrals
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
infinitesimal calculus, calculus - the branch of mathematics that is concerned with limits and with the differentiation and integration of functions
Translations
Variační počet
Variationsrechnung
cálculo de variaciones
حسابان وردش‌ها
Calcul des variations
חשבון וריאציות
Calcolo delle variazioni
変分法
Rachunek wariacyjny
Variacijski račun
Варіаційне числення
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