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Author:Keith Devlin (Devlin's Angle)
Description: History of and commentary on early calculus texts. "The first calculus text hit the shelves in 1696. They have been growing steadily in size (if not mathematical content) ever since. That first genre-setting volume was Guillaume Francois Antoine de l'Hospital's Analysis of the Infinitely Small ... Invented... just a few years earlier by Isaac Newton and later Gottfried Leibniz, a great deal of the early development work in calculus had been done by the Bernoulli brothers, Jakob and Johann...."

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