[TDIH] Leibnitz Calculates Integrally

On November 11, 1675, Leibnitz demonstrated integral calculus. He was trying to find the area “under” a function. Doing so was quite a feat, opening the door for many advanced mathematical proofs and concepts, but sadly was drowned at the time in the feud between Newton and Leibnitz.

Newton, while a mathematical and physical genius, was petty and vicious towards competition. He tried to erase or diminish any accomplishments not Made-By-Newton™ in his very broad fields of expertise.

In modern calculus, we use the notation for integrals invented by the German mathematician, rather than the Englishman’s.


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