The Calculus

Toeplitz Otto Bressoud David
When first published posthumously in 1963, this bookpresented a radically different approach to the teaching of calculus. In sharp contrast to the methods of his time, Otto Toeplitz did not teach calculus as a static system of techniques and facts to be memorized. Instead, he drew on his knowledge of... Read More
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When first published posthumously in 1963, this bookpresented a radically different approach to the teaching of calculus. In sharp contrast to the methods of his time, Otto Toeplitz did not teach calculus as a static system of techniques and facts to be memorized. Instead, he drew on his knowledge of the history of mathematics and presented calculus as an organic evolution of ideas beginning with the discoveries of Greek scholars, such as Archimedes, Pythagoras, and Euclid, and developing through the centuries in the work of Kepler, Galileo, Fermat, Newton, and Leibniz. Through this unique approach, Toeplitz summarized and elucidated the major mathematical advances that contributed to modern calculus.

Reissued for the first time since 1981 and updated with a new foreword, this classic text in the field of mathematics is experiencing a resurgence of interest among students and educators of calculus today.

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Publisher University of Chicago Press
ISBN-10 0226806685
ISBN-13 9780226806686
GTIN-13 9780226806686
GTIN-14 09780226806686
Subtitle A Genetic Approach
Author Toeplitz Otto|Bressoud David
Edition 1
Language Code eng
Page Count 192
Publication Date Apr 30, 2007
Dimension 5.6 in 8.41 in 0.6 in