Meaning of ANALYSIS in English

ANALYSIS

n.

Field of mathematics that incorporates the methods of algebra and calculus

specifically of limit s, continuity , and infinite series

to analyze classes of function s and equation s having general properties (e.g., differentiability).

Analysis builds on the work of G.W. Leibniz and Isaac Newton by exploring the applications of the derivative and the integral . Several distinct but related subfields have developed, including the calculus of variations, differential equation s, Fourier analysis (see Fourier transform ), complex analysis, vector and tensor analysis , real analysis, and functional analysis . See also numerical analysis .

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