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Romance in Reason

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

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Seventeenth Century Fundamental Theorem Discrete Approach Vertical Line Segment Infinitesimal Change 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1979

Authors and Affiliations

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

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