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Related to differential calculus: integral calculus
1. The mathematics of the variation of a function with respect to changes in independent variables.
2. The study of slopes of curves, accelerations, maxima, and minima by means of derivatives and differentials.
(Mathematics) the branch of calculus concerned with the study, evaluation, and use of derivatives and differentials. Compare integral calculus
the branch of mathematics that deals with differentials and derivatives.
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|Noun||1.||differential calculus - the part of calculus that deals with the variation of a function with respect to changes in the independent variable (or variables) by means of the concepts of derivative and differential|
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement