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Ideas of Calculus in Islam and India
Course Topic(s): One-Variable Calculus | History of Calculus
Article shows how Newton's ideas of finding formulas for areas under curves and of using infinite series to represent functions were anticipated in 11th century Egypt and 16th century India by, respectively, al-Haytham's computation of the volume of a paraboloid and Jyesthadeva's calculuation of infinite series for trigonometric functions. Article originally published in Mathematics Magazine in June of 1995.
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Creator(s): Victor J. Katz
Contributor(s): MAA MathDL Executive Editor
This resource was cataloged by Janet BeeryPublisher:
MAA, Classroom Capsules and Notes
Resource copyright: MAA, Mathematics Magazine and Classroom Capsules and Notes
This review was published on February 13, 2011
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