[ US /ˈkæɫkjəɫəs/ ]
[ UK /kˈælkjʊləs/ ]
  1. the branch of mathematics that is concerned with limits and with the differentiation and integration of functions
  2. a hard lump produced by the concretion of mineral salts; found in hollow organs or ducts of the body
    renal calculi can be very painful
  3. an incrustation that forms on the teeth and gums
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How To Use calculus In A Sentence

  • Laplace called probability theory ‘the calculus of inductive reasoning.’
  • I would show up unannounced, watch Jaime teach calculus, chat with Principal Henry Gradillas, check in with other Advanced Placement classes and in the early afternoon call my editor in Washington to say I was chasing down the latest medfly outbreak story, or whatever seemed believable at the time. Unlike many, Escalante believed in teaching, not sorting
  • In this chapter, we give some operator inequalities and norm inequalities by means of spectral decomposition and functional calculus.
  • Therefore, the calculus of benefits and harms has changed.
  • We know that the surgeon may not kill one of her unconsenting patients to save five others, and we know that this must be so regardless of whether a careful consequentialist calculus supports this result.
  • Haddock, the explosive, semi-sozzled scion of Marlinspike Hall; Cuthbert Calculus, the nearly deaf genius inventor; Thompson and Thomson, the bumbling identical-twin detectives; and opera diva Bianca Castafiore, aka the Milanese Nightingale, who is the sole female character to recur in Hergé's Tintin stories. Tintin & Co.
  • The big cogwheel rotated exactly once every Roman mile, and at this point a small stone - a calculus - dropped into a box.
  • Other examples are negative numbers, complex numbers, trigonometry, raising to powers, logarithms, and the beginnings of calculus.
  • This made calculus a lot cleaner, and it makes the conceptualization of a circle as an infinite-sided polygon possible.
  • The package is designed to solve, through symbolic manipulation, problems in differential calculus.
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