integral calculus

noun

Definition of integral calculus

: a branch of mathematics concerned with the theory and applications (as in the determination of lengths, areas, and volumes and in the solution of differential equations) of integrals and integration

Examples of integral calculus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Calculating the area of more complicated subsets of the plane sometimes requires other tools, such as the integral calculus taught in school. Martin Goldstern, Scientific American, 16 Aug. 2021 The same is true in differential and integral calculus problems, which also use shorthand for simpler equations contained inside an expression. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, 18 Dec. 2019 His work -- which included the development of differential calculus and integral calculus -- helped lay the groundwork for the computer and smartphone technology used in today's society. Mitchell Peters, Billboard, 1 July 2018 This hefty two-volume work is a treatment of differential and integral calculus. Evelyn Lamb, Smithsonian, 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of integral calculus

circa 1741, in the meaning defined above

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“Integral calculus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/integral%20calculus. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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