I am looking at the derivation of the capstan friction equation and there is a term in there which the derivation claims can be neglected; my question is: why can it be neglected?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

dT*sin(dθ/2)

source: http://www.jrre.org/att_frict.pdf

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# Why/how can the product of 2 differentials be neglected?

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