General Science, Mathematics, and Technology


Who invented calculus?

The German mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646–1716) published the first paper on calculus in 1684. Most historians agree that Isaac Newton invented calculus eight to ten years earlier, but he was typically very late in publishing his works. The invention of calculus marked the beginning of higher mathematics. It provided scientists and mathematicians with a tool to solve problems that had been too complicated to attempt previously.


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