ERIC Number: EJ938145
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Jan Hudde and the Quotient Rule before Newton and Leibniz
Curtin, Daniel J.
College Mathematics Journal, v36 n4 p262-272 Sep 2005
This article describes some of the work of Jan Hudde who anticipated some results of calculus. Prior to a career as a Burgomaster of Amsterdam, Hudde engaged in mathematics. His method of finding maxima and minima is especially interesting.
Descriptors: Calculus, Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Mathematical Concepts, Profiles
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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