Tangled Origins Of The Leibnizian Calculus, The: A Case Study Of A Mathematical Revolution

Tangled Origins Of The Leibnizian Calculus, The: A Case Study Of A Mathematical Revolution

By: Richard C. Brown (author)Hardback

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Evolution or Revolution in Mathematics: The Case of Leibniz; Some Issues Raised by Seventeenth Century Mathematics; Isaac Barrow, a Foil to Leibniz; A Young Central European Polymath between the Scholastics and the Moderns; First Steps in Mathematics (1673 - 1675); The Creation of Calculus (1676 - 1686); Logic; The Universal Characteristic; The Baroque Cultural Context; Epilogue; Some Concluding Remarks on Mathematical Change; Appendices: A: A Transmutation Theorem of Leibniz; B: Leibniz's Series Quadrature of a Conic; C: Syllogistic Logic; D: The Vis Viva Controversy; E: Some Applications of Conic Sections, Mechanical Curves and Neusis to Greek Geometry.

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  • ISBN13: 9789814390798
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 332
  • ID: 9789814390798
  • ISBN10: 9814390798

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