A historian looks back : the calculus as algebra and selected writings [EBook] / by Judith V. Grabiner.
A historian looks back : the calculus as algebra and selected writings [EBook] / by Judith V. Grabiner.
Personal Name(s):  Grabiner, Judith V. 

Grabiner, Judith V.  
Imprint: 
[Washington, D.C.] :
Mathematical Association of America,
c2010

Physical Description: 
xv, 287 pages : illustrations 
Note: 
englisch 
Series Title: 
Spectrum series

Subject (LOC):  
Full Text 
Table of Contents:
 The calculus as algebra
 The mathematician, the historian, and the history of mathematics
 Who gave you the epsilon? Cauchy and the origins of rigorous calculus
 The changing concept of change: the derivative from Fermat to Weierstrass
 The centrality of mathematics in the history of western thought
 Descartes and problemsolving
 The calculus as algebra, the calculus as geometry: Lagrange, Maclaurin, and their legacy
 Was Newton's calculus a dead end? the continental influence of Maclaurin's treatise of fluxions
 Newton, Maclaurin, and the authority of mathematics
 Why should historical truth matter to mathematicians? dispelling myths while promoting maths
 Why did Lagrange "prove" the parallel postulate?.