Math. the branch of mathematics dealing with derivatives and their applications

# differential calculus

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noun

- The mathematics of the variation of a function with respect to changes in independent variables.
- The study of slopes of curves, accelerations, maxima, and minima by means of derivatives and differentials.

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The mathematics of the variation of a function with respect to changes in independent variables, especially the use of differentiation to calculate rates of change of a function and the maximum and minimum values of a function. Differential calculus has applications such as calculating compound interest, organic growth, and slopes of curves, and studying the acceleration of moving bodies.

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