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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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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 _______.

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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 __________.

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