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Posts tagged with 'Leibniz' at MetaFilter.Fri, 10 Feb 2012 12:10:55 -0800Fri, 10 Feb 2012 12:10:55 -0800en-ushttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss60Newton and Leibniz invent calculus.
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There were ways to find the tangent to a curve, and the area under one, in an ad hoc manner before <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObPg3ki9GOI">the birth of calculus</a>. It was even known that these two were inverses of each other. tag:metafilter.com,2012:site.112635Fri, 10 Feb 2012 12:10:55 -0800Obscure ReferenceA Brief History of Mathematics
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<a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/maths">A Brief History of Mathematics</a> is a BBC series of ten fifteen-minute podcasts by Professor Marcus du Sautoy about the history of mathematics from Newton and Leibniz to Nicolas Bourbaki, the pseudonym of a group of French 20th Century mathematicians. Among those covered by Professor du Sautoy are Euler, Fourier and Poincaré. The podcasts also include short interviews with people such as Brian Eno and Roger Penrose. tag:metafilter.com,2010:site.98090Wed, 01 Dec 2010 21:17:18 -0800KattullusMapping the Republic of Letters
http://www.metafilter.com/97663/Mapping%2Dthe%2DRepublic%2Dof%2DLetters
<a href="http://toolingup.stanford.edu/rplviz/">Mapping the Republic of Letters</a> is a cartographic tool designed by students and professors at Stanford that seeks to represent the Enlightenment era Republic of Letters, the network of correspondence between the finest thinkers of the day, such as Voltaire, Leibniz, Rousseau, Newton, Diderot, Linnaeus, Franklin and countless others. Patricia Cohen wrote <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/17/arts/17digital.html?pagewanted=all">an article about Mapping the Republic of Letters as well as other datamining digital humanities projects</a> in The New York Times. The mapping tool is fun to play with but I recommend you read the blogpost where Cohen <a href="http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/11/16/digitally-mapping-the-republic-of-letters/">explains how to use Mapping the Republic of Letters</a>. tag:metafilter.com,2010:site.97663Tue, 16 Nov 2010 17:22:17 -0800Kattullus