infinitesimal calculus


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infinitesimal calculus

n.
Differential and integral calculus.

infinitesimal calculus

n
(Mathematics) another name for calculus1

in′finites′imal cal′culus


n.
the mathematical study of both differential and integral calculus.
[1795–1805]
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Noun1.infinitesimal calculus - the branch of mathematics that is concerned with limits and with the differentiation and integration of functions
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
pure mathematics - the branches of mathematics that study and develop the principles of mathematics for their own sake rather than for their immediate usefulness
analysis - a branch of mathematics involving calculus and the theory of limits; sequences and series and integration and differentiation
differential calculus, method of fluxions - 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
integral calculus - the part of calculus that deals with integration and its application in the solution of differential equations and in determining areas or volumes etc.
calculus of variations - the calculus of maxima and minima of definite integrals
Translations

infinitesimal calculus

n (Math) → Infinitesimalrechnung f
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