the branch of mathematics dealing with the application of techniques similar to those of differential and integral calculus to discrete rather than continuous quantities.
calculus of communicating systems (CCS) A mathematical model (a formal language) for describing processes, mostly used in the study of parallelism. A CCS program, written in behaviour expressions syntax denotes a process behaviour. Programs can be compared using the notion of observational equivalence. [“A Calculus of Communicating Systems”, LNCS 92, Springer 1980]. [“Communication and Concurrency”, […]
hedonic calculus. (in utilitarianism) appraisal of possible alternative choices in terms of the amount of pleasure to be gained and pain to be avoided in each.
the branch of mathematics that deals with the problem of finding a curve or surface that maximizes or minimizes a given expression, usually with several restrictions placed on the desired curve. noun a branch of calculus concerned with maxima and minima of definite integrals calculus of variations Mathematical analysis of the maxima and minima of […]
a seaport in and the capital of West Bengal state, in E India, on the Hooghly River: former capital of British India. (sometimes lowercase). Also called Calcutta pool. a form of betting pool for a competition or tournament, as golf or auto racing, in which gamblers bid for participating contestants in an auction, the proceeds […]