Sources in the Development of Mathematics: Series and Products from the Fifteenth to the Twenty-first Century by Ranjan Roy
English | ISBN: 0521114705 | 2011 | 994 pages | PDF | 5,1 MB
The discovery of infinite products by Wallis and infinite series by Newton marked the beginning of the modern mathematical era. It allowed Newton to solve the problem of finding areas under curves defined by algebraic equations, an achievement beyond the scope of the earlier methods of Torricelli, Fermat, and Pascal. Newton and his contemporaries, including Leibniz and the Bernoullis, concentrated on mathematical analysis and physics.