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A BRIEF HISTORY OF CALCULUS
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A BRIEF HISTORY OF CALCULUS

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This English mathematician was one of two individuals that was instrumental in the development of Calculus.

Pierre de Fermat

Blaise Pascal

Carl Friedrich Gauss

Isaac Newton

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This German mathematician was the other individual that is credited with the development of Calculus.

Pythagoras

Rene Descartes

Carl Friedrich Gauss

Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz

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The development of Calculus originally involved the abstract idea of "infinitesimals", quantities that are...

infinitely large and approaching infinity.

infinitely small and yet not quite zero.

infinitely large and always approaching some limiting value.

infinitely small and tending towards negative infinity.

used mainly to give students a headache.

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It took over 100 years before Calculus was to be made...

rigorous

fun

simple

concrete

into a movie

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Ultimately, mathematicians such as Cauchy, Weierstrass, and Riemann, reformulated Calculus in terms of _______ rather than infinitesimals.

derivatives

limits

integrals

formulas

graphs

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The first known example of the summation of an infinite series is attributed to _____, who used the method of exhaustion to find an approximation to the area of a circle. This, of course, is an early example of integration which led to approximate values of π.

Socrates

Archimedes

Plato

Aristotle

Zeno

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Three mathematicians, born within three years of each other, were the next to make major contributions to the ideas behind calculus. They were Fermat, Roberval, and _______.

Descartes

Pascal

Da Vinci

Cavalieri

Ramanujan

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Pierre de Fermat also investigated maxima and minima by considering when the tangent to the curve was parallel to the x-axis. In fact, because of this work, Lagrange stated clearly that he considers Fermat to be the inventor of the __________.

calculus