De Natura et Veritate Methodi Fluxionum
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Location: Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology
D.D. Disputatio, De natura et veritate methodi fluxionum
A scarce copy of Daniel Melander's (1726-1810) dissertation on the rival claims and speculations that led to a concrete understanding of the nature and beauty of calculus. Melander was a student at Uppsala and later became lecturer in physics and professor of astronomy. In 1782 he moved to Stockholm, where he became one of the leading scientists in Sweden, with a major worldwide correspondence.
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