Book ID: CBB406868439

The Calculus Story: A Mathematical Adventure (2018)


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.

Reviewed By

Review Felix Feather (2018) Review of "The Calculus Story: A Mathematical Adventure". British Journal for the History of Mathematics (pp. 192-194). unapi

Citation URI

Similar Citations

Article Garro, Ibrahim; (2001)
Limits, Asymptotes, and Infinities, Old and New---I (/isis/citation/CBB000751051/) unapi

Book Claudio Ternullo; Vincenzo Fano; (2021)
L'infinito. Filosofia, matematica, fisica (/isis/citation/CBB363375072/) unapi

Article Pareti, Germana; (2018)
L’impegnativa eredità della metafisica del calcolo infinitesimale (/isis/citation/CBB341367277/) unapi

Article Blay, Michel; (1999)
Méthodes mathématiques et calcul de l'infini au temps de Fermat (/isis/citation/CBB000330316/) unapi

Article Magnani, Lorenzo; Dossena, Riccardo; (2005)
Perceiving the Infinite and the Infinitesimal World: Unveiling and Optical Diagrams in Mathematics (/isis/citation/CBB000640123/) unapi

Book Graham, Loren; Kantor, Jean-Michel; (2009)
Naming Infinity: The True Story of Religious Mysticism and Mathematical Creativity (/isis/citation/CBB000951635/) unapi

Book Biard, J.; Celeyrette, J.; (2005)
De la théologie aux mathématiques. L'infini au XIVe siècle (/isis/citation/CBB000640954/) unapi

Article Kohler, George; (2006)
Medieval Infinities in Mathematics and the Contribution of Gersonides (/isis/citation/CBB000670379/) unapi

Book Dewender, Thomas; Lawrence of Lindores, ; (2002)
Das Problem des Unendlichen im ausgehenden 14. Jahrhundert: eine Studie mit Textedition zum Physikkommentar des Lorenz von Lindores (/isis/citation/CBB000320210/) unapi

Article Cobos Bueno, José M.; (2004)
Maimónides y la paradoja de Burali-Forti (/isis/citation/CBB000650510/) unapi

Book Kaplan, Robert; Kaplan, Ellen; (2003)
The Art of the Infinite: The Pleasures of Mathematics (/isis/citation/CBB000302161/) unapi

Article Knobloch, Eberhard; (1999)
Galileo and Leibniz: Different Approaches to Infinity (/isis/citation/CBB000740284/) unapi

Book Vieri Benci; Paolo Freguglia; (2019)
La matematica e l'infinito: Storia e attualità di un problema (/isis/citation/CBB436831674/) unapi

Article Jonathan Regier; (2014)
A Perfect Knowledge is a Finite World (/isis/citation/CBB272870835/) unapi

Article Paolo Rossini; (2020)
Changing conceptions of mathematics and infinity in Giordano Bruno’s vernacular and Latin works (/isis/citation/CBB044626758/) unapi

Article Netz, Reviel; Saito, Ken; Tchernetska, Natalie; (2002)
A New Reading of Method Proposition 14: Preliminary Evidence from the Archimedes Palimpsest (Part 2) (/isis/citation/CBB000202126/) unapi

Chapter Breger, Herbert; (2008)
Natural Numbers and Infinite Cardinal Numbers. Paradigm Change in Mathematics (/isis/citation/CBB000950180/) unapi

Article Knobloch, Eberhard; (2008)
Euler Transgressing Limits: The Infinite and Music Theory (/isis/citation/CBB000933314/) unapi

Authors & Contributors
Blay, Michel
Knobloch, Eberhard
Netz, Reviel
Tchernetska, Natalie
Saito, Ken
Kaplan, Robert B.
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
Carocci Editore
Oxford University Press
Les Belles Lettres
Harvard University Press
Philosophy of mathematics
Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm von
Bruno, Giordano
Wawrzyniec z Lindores
Fermat, Pierre de
Duns Scotus, Johannes
Time Periods
17th century
18th century
16th century
14th century

Be the first to comment!

{{ comment.created_by.username }} on {{ comment.created_on | date:'medium' }}

Log in or register to comment