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Rettig, Oliver
01-22-2008, 10:33 PM
Hallo,

I am ambiguous with the english words "derivative", "derivations" and
"differentiation".

In germany we have the word "Ableitung" which is used for in the case of
a function
e.g. sin(x) --> cos(x) and also applied for numerical data.

A college opinion is that in english there are different words for these
two cases.
Is this correct? Which word should we use in which sense?

It will be nice if somebody can help me.

Thanks
Oliver Rettig