Book ID: CBB406868439

The Calculus Story: A Mathematical Adventure (2018)

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Acheson, David (Author)


Oxford University Press


Publication Date: 2018
Physical Details: 160
Language: English

Calculus is the key to much of modern science and engineering. It is the mathematical method for the analysis of things that change, and since in the natural world we are surrounded by change, the development of calculus was a huge breakthrough in the history of mathematics. But it is also something of a mathematical adventure, largely because of the way infinity enters at virtually every twist and turn...In The Calculus Story, David Acheson presents a wide-ranging picture of calculus and its applications, from ancient Greece right up to the present day. Drawing on their original writings, he introduces the people who helped to build our understanding of calculus. With a step-by-step treatment, he demonstrates how to start doing calculus, from the very beginning.

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Authors & Contributors
Blay, Michel
Knobloch, Eberhard
Netz, Reviel
Tchernetska, Natalie
Saito, Ken
Kaplan, Robert B.
Journals
Sciamvs: Sources and Commentaries in Exact Sciences
Historia Scientiarum: International Journal of the History of Science Society of Japan
Foundations of Science
Llull: Revista de la Sociedad Española de Historia de las Ciencias y de las Técnicas
History of Philosophy Quarterly
Archive for History of Exact Sciences
Publishers
Carocci Editore
Oxford University Press
Grüner
Les Belles Lettres
Harvard University Press
Vuibert
Concepts
Infinity
Mathematics
Philosophy
Calculus
Philosophy of mathematics
Infinitesimals
People
Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm von
Bruno, Giordano
Archimedes
Wawrzyniec z Lindores
Fermat, Pierre de
Duns Scotus, Johannes
Time Periods
17th century
Medieval
18th century
16th century
Ancient
14th century
Places
Greece
France
Russia
Italy
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