




The Calculus: A Genetic Approach
University of Chicago Press, 2007 Paper: 9780226806686  eISBN: 9780226806693 Library of Congress Classification QA303.T6413 2007 Dewey Decimal Classification 515
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ABOUT THIS BOOK
When first published posthumously in 1963, this bookpresented a radically different approach to the teaching of calculus. In sharp contrast to the methods of his time, Otto Toeplitz did not teach calculus as a static system of techniques and facts to be memorized. Instead, he drew on his knowledge of the history of mathematics and presented calculus as an organic evolution of ideas beginning with the discoveries of Greek scholars, such as Archimedes, Pythagoras, and Euclid, and developing through the centuries in the work of Kepler, Galileo, Fermat, Newton, and Leibniz. Through this unique approach, Toeplitz summarized and elucidated the major mathematical advances that contributed to modern calculus. See other books on: Calculus  Genetic Approach  Mathematics See other titles from University of Chicago Press 
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