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 great English mathematician and physicist Isaac Newton developed calculus (although he called it the method of fluxions) in the late 1660s.

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