An abstract representational system used in the study of numbers, shapes, structure, change and the relationships between these concepts.

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The branch of mathematics that deals with limits and the differentiation and integration of functions of one or more variables.

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But no carefully devised calculus can take the place of insight, observation and experience.

It is not, however, necessary that the notation of the calculus should be employed throughout.

Hence, early empiricism makes ethics simply a calculus of pleasures ("hedonism").

The well-known Treatise on Differential Equations appeared in 1859, and was followed, the next year, by a Treatise on the Calculus of Finite Differences, designed to serve as a sequel to the former work.

In 1747 he applied his new calculus to the problem of vibrating chords, the solution of which, as well as the theory of the oscillation of the air and the propagation of sound, had been given but incompletely by the geometricians who preceded him.