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Who is the creator of line integral?

  1. Sep 13, 2012 #1
    Hi

    I'd like to know who is the mathematician or physicist that create line integral, I've always studied how calculate it, but Who can that be, I wonder?




    Thanks
    Alfonso.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 13, 2012 #2
  4. Sep 13, 2012 #3
    (Kidding)
    I don't think it has a single inventor, but certain people (Green, Stokes, Maxwell, etc.) definitely developed it more. A lot of concepts in math don't have a single inventor. Even though Newton and Leibniz "invented calculus", the ideas were present since the Greeks.
     
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