method of fluxions


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Noun1.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 differentialmethod 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
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
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Infinitesimals, differences, and the Method of Fluxions were foremost in the minds of the leading mathematicians.
The Method of Fluxions and Infinite Series; with its Application to the Geometry of Curve-Lines.
The great English mathematician and physicist Isaac Newton developed calculus (although he called it the method of fluxions) in the late 1660s.