Download Conflicts Between Generalization, Rigor, and Intuition: by Gert Schubring PDF

By Gert Schubring

This booklet offers with the advance of the phrases of study within the 18th and nineteenth centuries, the 2 major strategies being destructive numbers and infinitesimals. Schubring reports usually missed texts, particularly German and French textbooks, and divulges a far richer heritage than formerly idea whereas throwing new mild on significant figures, equivalent to Cauchy.

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