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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.
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(Mathematics) the branch of calculus concerned with the study, evaluation, and use of derivatives and differentials. Compare integral calculus
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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
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