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Topic: 1.44 - Why does Newton's difference quotient work at all?
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1.44 - Why does Newton's difference quotient work at all?
Posted: Jun 20, 2014 2:33 PM
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The following applet explains dynamically why Newton's derivative definition worked:


If Newton restricted his definition to the general derivative, then it was unnecessary for Cauchy to add his limit concept.

The article called Cauchy's Kludge (at http://thenewcalculus.weebly.com) explains in detail.

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