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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
1720-1730
1720-30
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  • Studying integral calculus might be a bit different.
  • We were also taught differential and integral calculus as far as trigonometric and exponential functions.
  • integral calculus starts with the area under the curve.
  • There is a formula for length of a curve, using 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  
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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