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The historical development of the calculus

Author: C Henry Edwards
Publisher: New York : Springer-Verlag, 1982, ©1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Corr. 2nd printView all editions and formats
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The calculus has served for three centuries as the principal quantitative language of Western science. In the course of its genesis and evolution some of the most fundamental problems of mathematics were first con­ fronted and, through the persistent labors of successive generations, finally resolved. Therefore, the historical development of the calculus holds a special interest for anyone who appreciates the value  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Edwards, C.H. (Charles Henry), 1937-
Historical development of the calculus.
New York : Springer-Verlag, 1982, ©1979
(OCoLC)805969545
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: C Henry Edwards
ISBN: 9780387904368 0387904360 9783540904366 3540904360
OCLC Number: 14158048
Description: xii, 351 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Area, number, and limit concepts in antiquity --
Archimedes --
Twilight, darkness, and dawn --
Early indivisibles and infinitesimal techniques --
Early tangent constructions --
Napier's wonderful logarithms --
The arithmetic of the infinite --
The calculus according to Newton --
The calculus according to Leibniz --
The Age of Euler --
The calculus according to Cauchy, Riemann, and Weierstrass --
Postscript: the twentieth century.
Responsibility: C.H. Edwards, Jr.

Abstract:

The calculus has served for three centuries as the principal quantitative language of Western science. In the course of its genesis and evolution some of the most fundamental problems of mathematics were first con­ fronted and, through the persistent labors of successive generations, finally resolved. Therefore, the historical development of the calculus holds a special interest for anyone who appreciates the value of a historical perspective in teaching, learning, and enjoying mathematics and its ap­ plications. My goal in writing this book was to present an account of this development that is accessible, not solely to students of the history of mathematics, but to the wider mathematical community for which my exposition is more specifically intended, including those who study, teach, and use calculus. - Publisher.

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