infinitesimal calculus

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Definitions of infinitesimal calculus
  1. noun
    the branch of mathematics that is concerned with limits and with the differentiation and integration of functions
    synonyms: calculus
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    a branch of mathematics involving calculus and the theory of limits; sequences and series and integration and differentiation
    differential 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 differential
    integral 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
    Fourier analysis, harmonic analysis
    analysis of a periodic function into a sum of simple sinusoidal components
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    pure mathematics
    the branches of mathematics that study and develop the principles of mathematics for their own sake rather than for their immediate usefulness
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