# 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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 Noun 1 infinitesimal calculus - the branch of mathematics that is concerned with limits and with the differentiation and integration of functionscalculusmath, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangementpure mathematics - the branches of mathematics that study and develop the principles of mathematics for their own sake rather than for their immediate usefulnessanalysis - a branch of mathematics involving calculus and the theory of limits; sequences and series and integration and differentiationdifferential 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 differentialintegral 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
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## infinitesimal calculus

n (Math) → Infinitesimalrechnung f
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Four hundred years ago, after he invented infinitesimal calculus, Isaac Newton found that gravity and inertia alone determine lunar and planetary orbits.
His mathematical insight (which had been preconditioned by Leibniz's infinitesimal calculus) is implicitly sonic.
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Leonhard Euler made some very important discoveries in the areas such as infinitesimal calculus and graph theory.
Subsequent thinkers struggled with the same tension and proposed different solutions to it as the case of infinitesimal calculus illustrates.

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