What is another word for infinitesimal calculus?

Pronunciation: [ˈɪnfɪnətˌɛsɪmə͡l kˈalkjʊləs] (IPA)

Infinitesimal calculus is a branch of mathematics that deals with the study of the properties and behavior of functions based on infinitesimally small changes. This area of study plays an important role in modern science and engineering, allowing scientists to describe and analyze complex systems using mathematical models. In addition to infinitesimal calculus, this area of study is also known as differential calculus, integral calculus, or simply calculus. It is often used in fields such as physics, engineering, economics, and computer science to help solve complex problems and make predictions about the behavior of complex systems. Ultimately, it allows scientists and engineers to develop new technologies and push the boundaries of human knowledge.

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Famous quotes with Infinitesimal calculus

  • One of the bad effects of an anti-intellectual philosophy, such as that of Bergson, is that it thrives upon the errors and confusions of the intellect. Hence it is led to prefer bad thinking to good, to declare every momentary difficulty insoluble, and to regard every foolish mistake as revealing the bankruptcy of intellect and the triumph of intuition. There are in Bergson’s works many allusions to mathematics and science, and to a careless reader these allusions may seem to strengthen his philosophy greatly. As regards science, especially biology and physiology, I am not competent to criticize his interpretations. But as regards mathematics, he has deliberately preferred traditional errors in interpretation to the more modern views which have prevailed among mathematicians for the last eighty years. In this matter, he has followed the example of most philosophers. In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the infinitesimal calculus, though well developed as a method, was supported, as regards its foundations, by many fallacies and much confused thinking. Hegel and his followers seized upon these fallacies and confusions, to support them in their attempt to prove all mathematics self-contradictory. Thence the Hegelian account of these matters passed into the current thought of philosophers, where it has remained long after the mathematicians have removed all the difficulties upon which the philosophers rely. And so long as the main object of philosophers is to show that nothing can be learned by patience and detailed thinking, but that we ought rather to worship the prejudices of the ignorant under the title of ‘reason’ if we are Hegelians, or of ‘intuition’ if we are Bergsonians, so long philosophers will take care to remain ignorant of what mathematicians have done to remove the errors by which Hegel profited.
    Henri Bergson
  • At the time the book of Marquis de l'Hôpital had appeared, and almost all mathematicians began to turn to the new geometry of the infinite [that is, the new infinitesimal calculus], until then little known. The surprising universality of the methods, the elegant brevity of the proofs, the neatness and speed of the most difficult solutions, a singular and unexpected novelty, all attracted the mind and there was in the mathematical world a well marked revolution [une révolution bien marquée.
    Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle

Related words: calculus, infinitesimal, limits, derivative, integral, derivative of sin x

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