# integral calculus

noun
1.
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 of integral calculus
1720-1730
1720-30
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• We shall again meet with this consideration relatively to the integral calculus, where it acquires a preponderant importance.

Auguste Comte
• He may be regarded as the originator of the integral calculus.

• The length of any arc may be determined by geometrical considerations or by the methods of the integral calculus.

• Gently entreated by the differential and integral calculus, already the formula is beginning to voice itself.

J. Henri Fabre
• In the last century Maria Agnesi gave us a treatise on the differential and integral calculus.

John Augustine Zahm
• His expression was no longer that of a man troubled with integral calculus, but of a man in an ecstasy.

Sabine Baring-Gould
• If we had lectured each other alternately on the integral calculus, Blanquette would have given us her rapt and happy attention.

William J. Locke
• The processes of the integral calculus consist largely in transformations Indefinite Integrals.

• "integral calculus is a treat compared to this," he said to himself as he reviewed the problem.

Christopher Morley
• Very many particular results had been obtained, and applications of them had been Integration before the integral calculus.

British Dictionary definitions for integral calculus

## integral calculus

noun
1.
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 Compare differential calculus
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integral calculus in Science
 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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