What was Newton's role in the development of Calculus?

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In summary, Sir Isaac Newton played a significant role in the development of Calculus. He is known for inventing gravity and a popular pastry, and for his work in the field of mathematics, particularly with his famous book Principia. However, some argue that he mostly copied existing formulae and laws, such as the Law of Gravitation and Kepler's Second Law. Ultimately, it is important to do your own research and not rely solely on others' summaries.
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What was Newton's role in the development of Calculus?
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moela said:
What was Newton's role in the development of Calculus?
I need a detailed explanation if possible

We do not do your homework essay for you.

Search for the material yourself.
 
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For a good start, you might want to try Wikipedia first, then at least you'll know what search terms to use when Googling for resources.
 
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the wikipedia entry on calculus sheds a little light on it.
 
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You can also try the wiki entry on Newton
 
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Sir Newton was a famous knight who was killed by a Roman soldier after Newton became angry with the soldier, who had ruined his drawings of integrals in the sand. He is best known for inventing gravity, and a delicious mass-market pastry, after being hit in the head with an apple.
 
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i recommend looking at Newtons principia. you will be really glad you did, and afterwards you will know far more than we do, and can tell us!
 
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he only (in many cases) copy-paste formulae known by others , in fact the 'Gravitation law' it is just a consequence of F=m.a and Kepler`s second Law T2=kr3
 
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The first thing you need to do, moela, is pay no attention to CRGreathouse and mhill. I suspect they are trying to tell you that it is far better to do your own work rather than just copy what someone here says!
 
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1. What is Newton's role in the development of Calculus?

Newton is credited with independently developing the fundamentals of calculus, including the concepts of differentiation and integration, in the late 17th century. He also published his findings in his seminal work, "Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica."

2. What motivated Newton to develop Calculus?

Newton's main motivation for developing Calculus was to solve problems related to the motion of objects, specifically in the field of physics. He needed a mathematical tool that could accurately describe and predict the motion of objects under the influence of forces.

3. How did Newton's work on Calculus differ from other mathematicians of his time?

Unlike other mathematicians of his time, Newton approached Calculus from a geometric standpoint rather than an algebraic one. He also developed a new notation for Calculus that is still widely used today.

4. What is the significance of Newton's contributions to Calculus?

Newton's contributions to Calculus revolutionized the field of mathematics and had a profound impact on the development of many other fields, including physics, engineering, and economics. His work laid the foundation for modern Calculus and continues to be studied and applied in various disciplines.

5. How did Newton's work on Calculus influence other mathematicians and scientists?

Newton's work on Calculus inspired other mathematicians and scientists, such as Gottfried Leibniz, to further develop the concepts and applications of Calculus. It also led to the development of new branches of mathematics, such as differential equations, and greatly advanced our understanding of the natural world.

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