Calculus and Analytical Mechanics in the Age of Enlightenment

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A collection of 13 articles relating to developments in the history of 18th-century exact science, focusing on the writings of such figures as Jean d'Alembert, Leonhard Euler, and Joseph Louis Lagrange. The volume presents their work on the principles of calculus and the theory of motion, and serves to clarify the conceptual foundation of analysis and mechanics in the century following Newton. A detailed historical and critical study of conceptual change involving fundamental links between pure and applied mathematics is ...

Calculus and Analytical Mechanics in the Age of Enlightenment 1997, Variorum

ISBN-13: 9780860786498

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