# Ideas of Calculus in Islam and India

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

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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