Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World  Amir Alexa...  2 views

Garrett Eastman on 27 Jun 14Published in 2014, tells the story of how, in the seventeenth century, Italian Jesuit authorities evidently tried to suppress the idea of infinitesimals in mathematics and how subsequently their flourishing led to the development of calculus and shifted the balance of world culture and the influence of nations.