Exponential function
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This article is about functions of the form f(x) = abx. For functions of the form f(x,y) = xy, see
Exponentiation. For functions of the form
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Basic notions
In calculus, the differential represents a change in the linearization of a function.
o The total differential is its generalization for functions of multiple variables.
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Dynamics (mechanics),
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An experiment is a procedure carried out to verify, refute, or validate a hypothesis. Experiments
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A computation can be seen as a purely physical phenomenon occurring inside a closed physical
system called a computer. Examples of such physical systems include digital computers,
mechanical computers
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Main article: Computer simulation
A computer simulation (or "sim") is an attempt to model a real-life or hypothetical situation on a
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is the systematic study of the feasibility, structure, expression, and mechanization of the
methodical
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dependent o
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