## The history of the calculus and its conceptual development: (The concepts of the calculus)Fluent description of the development of both the integral and differential calculus. Early beginnings in antiquity, medieval contributions, and a century of anticipation lead up to a consideration of Newton and Leibniz, the period of indecison that followed them, and the final rigorous formulation that we know today. |

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### Contents

INTRODUCTION | 1 |

CONCEPTIONS IN ANTIQUITY | 14 |

MEDIEVAL CONTRIBUTIONS | 61 |

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