
Definition of Infinitesimal calculus
1. Noun. The branch of mathematics that is concerned with limits and with the differentiation and integration of functions.
Category relationships: Math, Mathematics, Maths
Generic synonyms: Pure Mathematics
Specialized synonyms: Analysis, Differential Calculus, Method Of Fluxions, Integral Calculus, Calculus Of Variations
Derivative terms: Calculate
Definition of Infinitesimal calculus
1. Noun. (calculus) Differential calculus and integral calculus considered together as a single subject. ¹
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Literary usage of Infinitesimal calculus
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1. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1908)
"The ideas of the infinitesimal calculus can be expressed either in the notation
of fluxions or in that of differentials. There is no doubt that the ..."
2. The Works of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson Tennyson (1908)
"In these, his statements of the objects and methods of the infinitesimal calculus
are somewhat obscure, and his attempt to place the subject on a ..."
3. An Elementary Treatise on the Differential Calculus: Containing the Theory by Benjamin Williamson (1899)
"Fundamental Principle of tbe infinitesimal calculus.—We shall now proceed to
enunciate the fundamental principle of the infinitesimal calculus as conceived ..."
4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... infinitesimal calculus HISTORICAL INTRODUCTION. THK mathematical and physical
sciences owe their present great development to the introduction of the ..."
5. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1801)
"The author observes that the first ideas of the infinitesimal calculus arose from
the difficulty of exactly expressing, by equations,' the conditions of a ..."
6. Differential and Integral Calculus by Daniel Alexander Murray (1908)
"The subject of infinitesimal calculus is frequently divided into two parts;
namely, differential calculus and integral calculus. This division is merely a ..."