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The calculus wars : Newton, Leibniz, and the greatest mathematical clash of all time, Jason Socrates Bardi

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The calculus wars : Newton, Leibniz, and the greatest mathematical clash of all time
Title
The calculus wars
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Newton, Leibniz, and the greatest mathematical clash of all time
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Jason Socrates Bardi
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Newton, Leibniz, and the greatest mathematical clash of all time
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Language
eng
Summary
"Now regarded as the bane of many college students' existence, calculus was one of the most important mathematical innovations of the seventeenth century. But a dispute over its discovery sowed the seeds of discontent between two of the greatest scientific giants of all time - Sir Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz." "Today Newton and Leibniz are generally considered the twin independent inventors of calculus. They are both credited with giving mathematics its greatest push forward since the time of the Greeks. Had they known each other under different circumstances, they might have been friends. But in their own lifetimes, the joint glory of calculus was not enough for either and each declared war against the other, openly and in secret." "This long and bitter dispute has been swept under the carpet by historians - perhaps because it reveals Newton and Leibniz in their worst light - but The Calculus Wars tells the full story in narrative form for the first time. This history ultimately exposes how these twin mathematical giants were brilliant, proud, at times mad, and in the end completely human."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
contains biographical information
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NLNZ-RLG
Dewey number
515.09
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  • illustrations
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  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QA303
LC item number
.B27 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
The calculus wars : Newton, Leibniz, and the greatest mathematical clash of all time, Jason Socrates Bardi
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The calculus wars : Newton, Leibniz, and the greatest mathematical clash of all time, Jason Socrates Bardi
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [260]-264) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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11030774
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22 cm.
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viii, 277 pages, [18] pages of plates
Isbn
9781843440369
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(pbk.)
Lccn
2006299001
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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illustrations, portraits
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  • (Sirsi) TAU133505
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