NEWTON VERSUS LEIBNIZ - THE CALCULUS CONTROVERSY

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In Latin, the word ‘calculus’ means ‘pebble,’ meaning that small stones were used to calculate things. Calculus is essentially the study of change, and the pebbles represent small, gradual changes that can produce impressive results.

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NEWTON VERSUS LEIBNIZ - THE CALCULUS CONTROVERSYIn Latin, the word calculus means pebble, meaning that small stones were used to calculate things. Calculus is essentially the study of change, and the pebbles represent small, gradual changes that can produce impressive results. The origin of calculus is not the work of a single man, not even the work of the two men pictured above - but like most major discoveries, a gradual build of overlapping discoveries, something very similar to calculus itself. The question over the creation of the branch of mathematics has become one of t

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