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Newton's calculus

  1. Dec 4, 2005 #1
    How much calculus did Newton himself actually come up with? And what did it look like? I've read that most of the notation we use today was actually invented by Leibniz- if that's true, then what did Newton's notation look like?
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  3. Dec 4, 2005 #2
    Netwon went a long way and for this reason 'credit' for the 'invention' of calculus is often shared as Newton was based primarily on true reality nad the use of limits where as Leibniz was far mroe embracing of the abstract and infinite.

    Perhaps this reflects the very different way they approached the problem due to their situations.
  4. Dec 4, 2005 #3
    So did Newton come up with the equations for equations for derivatives and integrals that we use today? I'm thinking of things like (d/dx)(sinx) = cosx, and such.
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