Romance in Reason

  • William McGowen Priestley
Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)


Our story of the development of calculus began with the “Greek miracle”, when the spirit of modern mathematics was first felt. That spirit then lay dormant for so long that its rejuvenation in the Renaissance seems almost like a second miracle. Except for the Arabs, it might never have happened.


Seventeenth Century Fundamental Theorem Discrete Approach Vertical Line Segment Infinitesimal Change 


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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • William McGowen Priestley
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsThe University of the SouthSewaneeUSA

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