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The Ghosts of Departed Quantities and the difficulties of teaching and learning caculus

Bishop Berkeley writes this attack on the apparent supernatural reasoning involved in calculus. ¬†The infidel was probably Halley (of comet fame) or Newton. If pupils find the subject difficult to understand at school, and teachers find it difficult to teach, then the reason may be articulated in this book by the great man. Quotes include: …

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Newton’s Laws of Motion in Latin. Is it good to see these in the language they were originally written in? ¬†Might be appropriate for mathematics classes in the oldest school in the world …