The Historical Development of the Calculus / Edition 1

The Historical Development of the Calculus / Edition 1

by C.H.Jr. Edwards, C. Henry Edwards
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0387943137

ISBN-13: 9780387943138

Pub. Date: 08/02/1994

Publisher: Springer New York

This is a lucid account of the highlights in the historical development of the calculus from ancient to modern times - from the beginnings of geometry in antiquity to the nonstandard analysis of the twentieth century. It emphasizes the genesis and evolution of both fundamental concepts and computational techniques. The intended audience includes not only students

Overview

This is a lucid account of the highlights in the historical development of the calculus from ancient to modern times - from the beginnings of geometry in antiquity to the nonstandard analysis of the twentieth century. It emphasizes the genesis and evolution of both fundamental concepts and computational techniques. The intended audience includes not only students of the history of mathematics, but also the wider mathematical community, specifically those who study, teach and use calculus. Among the distinctive features of this exposition are historically motivated exercises and carefully chosen illustrative examples. Numerous sections of the book are suitable for use in courses in introductory and advanced calculus as well as the general history of mathematics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387943138
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
08/02/1994
Series:
Springer Study Edition
Edition description:
1st ed. 1979. Corr. 3rd printing 1994
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
0.76(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Area Number and Limit Concepts in Antiquity; 2. Archimedes; 3. Twilight, Darkness and Dawn; 4. Early Indivisibles and Infinitesimal Techniques; 5. Early Tangent Constructions; 6. Napier's Wonderful Logarithms; 7. The Arithmetic of the Infinite; 8. The Calculus According to Newton; 9. The Calculus According to Leibniz; 10. The Age of Euler; 11. The Calculus According to Cauchy, Riemann and Weierstrass; 12. Postscript: The Twentieth Century; Index

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