Readings for calculus

Readings for calculus

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qFaculty members in most disciplines provide students in beginning courses with some history of their subject, some sense not only of what was done by whom, but also of how the discipline has contributed to intellectual history. These essays, appropriate for duplicating and handing out as collateral reading aim to provide such background, and also to develop an understanding of how mathematicians view their discipline.q -- p.x.... method of fluxions and mix in a generous portion of Newtonian ingenuity to get a very efficient approximation of this famous constant. ... Gaussa#39; construction of the regular heptadecagon (1796) A hitherto unsuspected compass-and- straightedge construction is ... Cantora#39;s first proof of the uncountability of the continuum (1874) In a paper of profound consequences, Cantor uses the nested intervalanbsp;...

Title:Readings for calculus
Author:Underwood Dudley
Publisher:Mathematical Assn of Amer - 1993


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