Calculus & Its Origins is an overview of calculus as
an intellectual pursuit having a 2,000-year history.
Author David Perkins examines the extent to which mathematicians
and scholars from Egypt, Persia, and India absorbed and nourished
Greek geometry, and details how the scholars wove their inquiries
into a unified theory.
Chapters cover the story of Archimedes discovery of the area of a
parabolic segment; ibn Al-Haytham s... more...