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Basic Calculus: From Archimedes to Newton to its Role in Science

Series: Textbooks in Mathematical Sciences

By: AJ Hahn


Hardback | Dec 1998 | #138380 | ISBN: 0387946063
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Develops calculus, as well as the necessary trigonometry and analytic geometry, from within the relevant historical context, using modern notation. Special emphasis is placed on the pedagogy.


Part 1: From Archimedes to Newton * The Greeks Measure the Universe * Ptolemy and the dynamics of the universe * Archimedes measures area * A New Astronomy and a New Geometry * The Calculus of Leibnitz * The Calculus of Newton * The Principia. Part 2: Calculus and the Sciences. - Analysis of Functions * Statics, Dynamics and Optics * Basic Functions and Their Graphs * Exponential Functions * The Calculus of Economics * Integral Calculus: Meaning and Methods * Integral Calculus and the meaning of Forces.

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