Transcendental Curves in the Leibnizian Calculus

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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 22 April 2017
  • ISBN : 9780128132982
  • Page : 282 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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Transcendental Curves in the Leibnizian Calculus analyzes the mathematical and philosophical conflict between Euclidean and Cartesian mathematics. For millennia, mathematical meaning and ontology had been anchored in geometrical constructions, as epitomized by Euclid's ruler and compass. As late as 1637, Descartes had placed himself squarely in this tradition when he justified his new technique of identifying curves with equations by means of certain curve-tracing instruments, thereby bringing together the ancient constructive tradition and modern algebraic methods in a satisfying marriage. But rapid advances in the new fields of infinitesimal calculus and mathematical mechanics soon ruined his grand synthesis. Descartes's scheme left out transcendental curves, i.e. curves with no polynomial equation, but in the course of these subsequent developments such curves emerged as indispensable. It was becoming harder and harder to juggle cutting-edge mathematics and ancient conceptions of its foundations at the same time, yet leading mathematicians, such as Leibniz felt compelled to do precisely this. The new mathematics fit more naturally an analytical conception of curves than a construction-based one, yet no one wanted to betray the latter, as this was seen as virtually tantamount to stop doing mathematics altogether. The credibility and authority of mathematics depended on it. Brings to light this underlying and often implicit complex of concerns that permeate early calculus Evaluates the technical conception and mathematical construction of the geometrical method Reveals a previously unrecognized Liebnizian programmatic cohesion in early calculus Provides a beautifully written work of outstanding original scholarship

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Transcendental Curves in the Leibnizian Calculus

Transcendental Curves in the Leibnizian Calculus
  • Author : Viktor Blasjo
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2017-04-22
  • ISBN : 9780128132982
GET THIS BOOKTranscendental Curves in the Leibnizian Calculus

Transcendental Curves in the Leibnizian Calculus analyzes the mathematical and philosophical conflict between Euclidean and Cartesian mathematics. For millennia, mathematical meaning and ontology had been anchored in geometrical constructions, as epitomized by Euclid's ruler and compass. As late as 1637, Descartes had placed himself squarely in this tradition when he justified his new technique of identifying curves with equations by means of certain curve-tracing instruments, thereby bringing together the ancient constructive tradition and modern algebraic methods in a satisfying marriage. But

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The Oxford Handbook of Leibniz

The Oxford Handbook of Leibniz
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-01
  • ISBN : 9780190913649
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  • Author : Richard C. Brown
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2012
  • ISBN : 9789814390804
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The Tangled Origins of the Leibnizian Calculus

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  • Author : Richard C Brown
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2012-03-23
  • ISBN : 9789814401616
GET THIS BOOKThe Tangled Origins of the Leibnizian Calculus

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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-01-01
  • ISBN : 9783030255725
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When science’s “black boxes” are pried open, its workings become accessible. Like time-travellers into history but grounded in today’s cultures, learners interact directly with authentic instruments and replicas. Chapters describe educational experiences sparked through collaborations interrelating museum, school and university.

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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-03-06
  • ISBN : 9783030016388
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  • Release Date : 2021-07-22
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  • Publisher : Franz Steiner Verlag Wiesbaden GmbH
  • Release Date : 2018
  • ISBN : 3515120823
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The invention of mathematical transcendence in the seventeenth century is linked to Leibniz, who always claimed it to be his own creation. However, Descartes had created a completely new symbolic frame in which one considers plane curves, which was a real upheaval. Leibniz initially appreciated this Cartesian frame. Although, as we see in the book, during his research he was confronted with inexpressible contexts he then called 'transcendent'. The development of a concept of mathematical transcendence is at the core

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  • Publisher : American Mathematical Society
  • Release Date : 2022-05-26
  • ISBN : 9781470443825
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-01-02
  • ISBN : 9783030312985
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  • Release Date : 2017-11-14
  • ISBN : 9780691178639
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