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The Lost Calculus (1637-1670): Tangency and Optimization without Limits

Article by Jeff Suzuki
  • Published in 2005
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An examination of the evolution of the lost calculus from its beginnings in the work of Descartes and its subsequent development by Hudde, and the possibility that nearly every problem of calculus could have been solved using algorithms entirely free from the limit concept.

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@article{item50,
	title = {The Lost Calculus (1637-1670): Tangency and Optimization without Limits},
	author = {Jeff Suzuki},
	url = {http://www.maa.org/programs/maa-awards/writing-awards/the-lost-calculus-1637-1670-tangency-and-optimization-without-limits},
	urldate = {2015-03-12},
	abstract = {An examination of the evolution of the lost calculus from its beginnings in the work of Descartes and its subsequent development by Hudde, and the possibility that nearly every problem of calculus could have been solved using algorithms entirely free from the limit concept.},
	comment = {},
	collections = {history},
	year = 2005
}