The History of the Calculus and Its Conceptual Development
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The History of the Calculus and Its Conceptual Development

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by Carl B. Boyer
     
 

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Fluent description of the development of both the integral and differential calculus. Early beginnings in antiquity, medieval contributions, and a century of anticipation lead up to a consideration of Newton and Leibniz, the period of indecison that followed them, and the final rigorous formulation that we know today.  See more details below

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Fluent description of the development of both the integral and differential calculus. Early beginnings in antiquity, medieval contributions, and a century of anticipation lead up to a consideration of Newton and Leibniz, the period of indecison that followed them, and the final rigorous formulation that we know today.

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ISBN-13:
9780486175386
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
09/11/2012
Series:
Dover Books on Mathematics
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
File size:
3 MB

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History of the Calculus and Its Conceptual Development 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book clearly shows how the underlying concept of the caculus had been developed from geometric intuiton to formal logical elaboration. It feels good to know that even Newton himself was having trouble defining the infinitesimals. Now I can understand why modern calculus books are filled with so many strict definitions of continuity and limits. Mathematicians had to establish rigorous formulation of the calculus to free themselves from the vague definition of physical realities which modern physicist cannot understand even now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago