The Birth Of Calculus (1986)

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A documentary on Leibniz and the calculus.

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It's quite emotional to see the integral symbol written for the first time.

Author — 911gp

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old BBC edutainment was better than nowadays, less pretentious

Author — AlexanDr Moskalenko

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I hope those books aren't originals the way he's creasing pages.

Author — TheChosenOne

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Im amazed by the way he touches those invaluable books with his bare hands.

Author — locallion

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22:08 that's at least a "-2" on a test for dropping the parentheses for the quotient rule.

Author — Rob Barker

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I was fortunate enough to be lectured by the presenter, Jeremy Gray, in 2015. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of the history of mathematics.

Author — Vegan Mathematician

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When an apple fell on Newton's head, he discovered something that revolutionized the world.

Apple pie.

Author — Zokizzy Foshizzy

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Very interesting Documentary!
I wish they had taught The Calculus with the historical background as I think it makes the concepts more intuitive.

Although I would like more on the motivations behind trying to prove all these theorems.

Author — mong morg

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They didn't discover calculus- they developed it. 'While many of the ideas of calculus had been developed earlier in Egypt, Greece, China, India, Iraq, Persia, and Japan, the use of calculus began in Europe, during the 17th century, when Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz built on the work of earlier mathematicians to introduce its basic principles. The development of calculus was built on earlier concepts of instantaneous motion and area underneath curves.'

Author — Mr. Conductor

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I love math especially solving differential equations.

Author — Jules Manson

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I have to say, that this was a great video detailing the process of mathematical discovery and insight. I like seeing just how these things simply just start out from a simple mathematical curiosity and how somewhat seemingly obscure topics in geometry such as finding the tangents to curves with circles and finding areas would have such a profound impact to our society today. Really great documentary, it's rare to see such high quality documentaries these days.

Author — Revoosh Noj

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I wasn't interested in math at school either but since I started taking it upon myself to look at maths through the internet, I'd say I've learnt a lot. Its like learning a new language really. The symbols are like words and the things you do to those symbols whether it be division multiplication subtraction addition squaring etc. is like the grammar. It is so abstract and yet it is the language that describes the universe in the most precise and accurate way humans can understand.

Author — Alexander Ellis-Robbins

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I took all 3 semesters of calculus plus differential equations and linear algebra and  enjoy the courses. I'm a science major but this video is interesting of how they came up with the techniques I currently use today.

Author — longbeach225

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i am a librarian.i would have a heart attack and go rambo after him the way he is treating those books.

Author — prasoon chakraborty

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Me actually watching this and being a math major makes me feel like a real math freak.

Author — Tino Pacheco

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It's weird we have to do so much work to understand the world that originally appeared to ask nothing of us.

Author — Michael Harris

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The part about Leibniz starts at 13:02. Superb docucumentary that shows original documents by Newton and Leibniz! And also a "calculating machine" build by Leibniz about 1675 !!

Author — Francisco Carlos Peres

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A very interesting and accessible text for those interested in the development of the infinitesimal calculus is Newton's "The Method of Fluxions and Infinite Series". I'm currently making a video series about the text and have some videos on my channel about the text for those interested.

Author — Mathoma

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Man, I wish I could lay my hands on that dairy of Newton's...

Author — Sebastian Lacki

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my professor showed this to me twice when I was in calculus 1 and calculus 2....

Author — Mirai x