Differential

Differential may refer to:
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Mathematics
 Differential (mathematics) comprises multiple related meanings of the word, both in calculus and differential geometry, such as an infinitesimal change in the value of a function
 Differential algebra
 Differential calculus
 Differential of a function, represents a change in the linearization of a function
 Differential (infinitesimal) (e.g. dx, dy, dt etc.) are interpreted as infinitesimals
 Differential topology, in multivariable calculus, the differential of a smooth map between Euclidean spaces or differentiable manifolds is the approximating linear map between the tangent spaces, called pushforward (differential)
 Differential geometry, exterior differential, or exterior derivative, is a generalization to differential forms of the notion of differential of a function on a differentiable manifold
 Differential (coboundary), in homological algebra and algebraic topology, one of the maps of a cochain complex
 Differential cryptanalysis, a pair consisting of the difference, usually computed by XOR, between two plaintexts, and the difference of the corresponding ciphertexts
Natural sciences and engineering
 Differential (mechanical device), as part of a powertrain and car, the device that allows each of the driving wheels to rotate at different speeds
 Limited slip differential
 Electronic differential, an electric motor controller which substitutes its mechanical counterpart with significant advantages in electric vehicle application
 Differential signaling, in electronics, applies to a method of transmitting electronic signals over a pair of wires to improve noise immunity
Social sciences
 Semantic and structural differentials in psychology
 Quality spread differential, in finance
 Compensating differential, in labor economics
Medicine
 Differential diagnosis, the characterization of the underlying cause of pathological states based on specific tests
 Differential WBC count,the enumeration of each type of white blood cells either manually or using automated analyzers
Other
 Differential hardening, in metallurgy
 Differential rotation, in astronomy
 Differential centrifugation, in cell biology
 Differential scanning calorimetry, in materials science
 Differential signalling, in communications
 Differential GPS, in technology
See also
 All pages beginning with "Differential"
 All pages with titles containing "Differential"
 Different (disambiguation)
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differential — dif fer*en tial, a. [Cf. F. diff[ e]rentiel.] 1. Relating to or indicating a difference; creating a difference; discriminating; special; as, differential characteristics; differential duties; a differential rate. [1913 Webster] For whom he… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Differential — Dif fer*en tial, n. 1. (Math.) An increment, usually an indefinitely small one, which is given to a variable quantity. [1913 Webster] Note: According to the more modern writers upon the differential and integral calculus, if two or more… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
differential — is a noun and adjective with several technical and general meanings. As an adjective it is used principally in combinations such as differential rates of interest, which are not just different rates of interest but rates based on quantifiable… … Modern English usage
differential — [dif΄ər en′shəl] adj. [ML differentialis < L differentia: see DIFFERENCE] 1. of, showing, or depending on a difference or differences [differential rates] 2. constituting or making a specific difference; distinguishing [differential qualities] … English World dictionary
Differential — Differential, eine unendlich kleine Aenderung einer stetig veränderlichen Größe x. Das Differential, das mit dx bezeichnet wird, besitzt dieselben Merkmale wie x, aber ein abstufbares Merkmal hat den Wert Null, z.B. Bogendifferential ist ein… … Lexikon der gesamten Technik
differential — I noun attribute, characteristic, constituting a difference, contrasting quality, delicate distinction, difference of degree, differentiating trait, distinction, distinctive feature, distinguishing feature, feature, gradation, grade, graduation,… … Law dictionary
Differential — (v. lat. Differentiale), 1) (Math.), s.u. Differentialrechnung; 2) Chemisches D., so v.w. Atom … Pierer's UniversalLexikon
Differentiāl — in Verbindung mit einem Hauptwort bei Maschinen oder Maschinenteilen, Apparaten etc. oft angewendet (z. B. Differentialflaschenzug, Differentialpumpe etc.), um im allgemeinen die Wirkung zweier, in entgegengesetztem Sinne tätigen Einflüsse zu … Meyers Großes KonversationsLexikon
Differential... — Differentiāl... (neulat.) bedeutet bei Bezeichnungen maschineller Vorrichtungen, daß eine Hauptbewegung durch eine entgegengesetzte Bewegung geschwächt wird, so daß nur die Differenz beider Bewegungen zum Ausdruck kommt, z.B. Differentialgetriebe … Kleines KonversationsLexikon
differential... — differential..., Schreibvariante für differenzial … UniversalLexikon