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.
a branch of calculus concerned with maxima and minima of definite integrals
calculus of variations
Mathematical analysis of the maxima and minima of definite integrals, the integrands of which are functions of independent variables, dependent variables, and the derivatives of one or more dependent variables. Compare differential calculus, integral calculus.
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 […]
noun (rugby Union) a trophy competed for annually by England and Scotland since 1879
(in an ancient Roman bath) a room having a hot bath. Historical Examples Pompeii, Its Life and Art August Mau Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy Pompeii, Its Life and Art August Mau Quintus Claudius, Volume 2 of 2 Ernst Eckstein De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola Pompeii, Its Life and […]
an annual award in the U.S. for an outstanding illustrated juvenile book.