integral calculi

integral calculus

noun
the branch of mathematics that deals with integrals, especially the methods of ascertaining indefinite integrals and applying them to the solution of differential equations and the determining of areas, volumes, and lengths.

Origin:
1720–30

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integral calculus
 
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Compare differential calculus the branch of calculus concerned with the determination of integrals and their application to the solution of differential equations, the determination of areas and volumes, etc

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integral calculus  
The study of integration and its uses, such as in calculating areas bounded by curves, volumes bounded by surfaces, and solutions to differential equations. Compare calculus of variations, differential calculus.

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