Barycentric calculus, a method of treating geometry by defining a point as the center of gravity of certain other points to which coëfficients or weights are ascribed.Calculus of functions, that branch of mathematics which treats of the forms of functions that shall satisfy given conditions.Calculus of operations, that branch of mathematical logic that treats of all operations that satisfy given conditions.Calculus of probabilities, the science that treats of the computation of the probabilities of events, or the application of numbers to chance.Calculus of variations, a branch of mathematics in which the laws of dependence which bind the variable quantities together are themselves subject to change.Differential calculus, a method of investigating mathematical questions by using the ratio of certain indefinitely small quantities called differentials. The problems are primarily of this form: to find how the change in some variable quantity alters at each instant the value of a quantity dependent upon it. Exponential calculus, that part of algebra which treats of exponents.Imaginary calculus, a method of investigating the relations of real or imaginary quantities by the use of the imaginary symbols and quantities of algebra.Integral calculus, a method which in the reverse of the differential, the primary object of which is to learn from the known ratio of the indefinitely small changes of two or more magnitudes, the relation of the magnitudes themselves, or, in other words, from having the differential of an algebraic expression to find the expression itself.

Caldron
(Cal"dron) n. [OE. caldron, caudron, caudroun, OF. caudron, chauderon, F. chaudron, an aug. of F. chaudière, LL. caldaria, fr. L. caldarius suitable for warming, fr. caldus, calidus, warm, fr. calere to be warm; cf. Skr. çra to boil. Cf. Chaldron, Calaric, Caudle.] A large kettle or boiler of copper, brass, or iron. [Written also cauldron.] "Caldrons of boiling oil." Prescott.

Calèche
(||Ca*lèche") n. [F. calèche.] See Calash. Calculative to Calipash

Calculative
(Cal"cu*la*tive) a. Of or pertaining to calculation; involving calculation.

Long habits of calculative dealings.
Burke.

Calculator
(Cal"cu*la*tor) n. [L.: cf. F. calculateur.] One who computes or reckons: one who estimates or considers the force and effect of causes, with a view to form a correct estimate of the effects.

Ambition is no exact calculator.
Burke.

Calculatory
(Cal"cu*la*to*ry) a. [L. calculatorius.] Belonging to calculation. Sherwood.

Calcule
(Cal"cule) n. [F. calcul, fr. L. calculus. See Calculus.] Reckoning; computation. [Obs.] Howell.

Calcule
(Cal"cule), v. i. To calculate [Obs.] Chaucer.

Calculi
(Cal"cu*li) n. pl. See Calculus.

Calculous
(Cal"cu*lous) a. [L. calculosus.]

1. Of the nature of a calculus; like stone; gritty; as, a calculous concretion. Sir T. Browne.

2. Caused, or characterized, by the presence of a calculus or calculi; a, a calculous disorder; affected with gravel or stone; as, a calculous person.

Calculus
(Cal"cu*lus) n.; pl. Calculi [L, calculus. See Calculate, and Calcule.]

1. (Med.) Any solid concretion, formed in any part of the body, but most frequent in the organs that act as reservoirs, and in the passages connected with them; as, biliary calculi; urinary calculi, etc.

2. (Math.) A method of computation; any process of reasoning by the use of symbols; any branch of mathematics that may involve calculation. By PanEris using Melati. Previous chapter Back Home Email this Search Discuss Bookmark Next chapter/page Copyright: All texts on Bibliomania are © Bibliomania.com Ltd, and may not be reproduced in any form without our written permission. See our FAQ for more details.