The Calculus Story

David Acheson · ISBN 9780198804543
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Publisher Oxford University Press UK
Author(s) David Acheson
Subtitle A Mathematical Adventure
Published 7th December 2017
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A Mathematical Adventure

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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