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Ideas of Calculus in Islam and India

by Victor J. Katz (University of the District of Columbia)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
June, 1995

Subject classification(s): Calculus | Single Variable Calculus | Integration | Series | Mathematics History
Applicable Course(s): 4.8 History of Math

The author discusses the early development in Egypt of the formula for the area under the curve \(y = x^n\) and the discovery in India of power series formulas for the sine, cosine, and arctangent functions.


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