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ERIC Number: EJ925079
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0926-7220
Mathematical Concepts and Proofs from Nicole Oresme: Using the History of Calculus to Teach Mathematics
Babb, Jeff
Science & Education, v14 n3-5 p443-456 Jul 2005
This paper examines the mathematical work of the French bishop, Nicole Oresme (c. 1323-1382), and his contributions towards the development of the concept of graphing functions and approaches to investigating infinite series. The historical importance and pedagogical value of his work will be considered in the context of an undergraduate course on the history of calculus.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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