The History of the Calculus and Its Conceptual Development
Fluent description of the development of both the integral and differential calculus. Early beginnings in antiquity, medieval contributions, and a century of anticipation lead up to a consideration of Newton and Leibniz, the period of indecison that followed them, and the final rigorous formulation that we know today.
Table of Contents
I. INTRODUCTION II. CONCEPTIONS IN ANTIQUITY III. MEDIEVAL CONTRIBUTIONS IV. A CENTURY OF ANTICIPATION V. NEWTON AND LEIBNIZ VI. THE PERIOD OF INDECISION VII. THE RIGOROUS FORMULATION VIII. CONCLUSION BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEX