John von Newmann was a child prodigy who could divide eight-digit numbers in his head by age six and learned calculus by age eight. He developed the computer architecture that virtually all computing devices use today. He became a US strategic adviser and his game theory led to the MAD doctrine. content.time.com/time/mag…
The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) does not believe it is important for students to take calculus in high school, saying β€œthe pump that is pushing more students into more advanced mathematics ever earlier is not just ineffective: It is counter-productive.” nctm.org/uploadedFiles/St…
Karl Marx attempted to understand the foundations of infinitesimal calculus, which are preserved in his manuscripts from around 1873–1883. Marx's operational definition of the differential anticipated 20th century developments in mathematics en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mat…
In 1665, the University of Cambridge temporarily closed due to the Bubonic plague. Isaac Newton had to work from home, where he used that time to develop calculus and the theory of gravity. edu.pe.ca/southernkings/n…
Today I learned about Richard Feynman who taught himself trigonometry, advanced algebra, infinite series, analytic geometry, and both differential and integral calculus at the age of 15. Later he jokingly Cracked the Safes with Atomic Secrets at Los Alamos by trying numbers he thought a physicist might use. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
A college math professor wrote a fantasy "novel" workbook to teach the fundamentals of calculus. Concepts are taught through the adventures of a man who has washed ashore in the mystic land of Carmorra and the hero helps people faced with difficult mathematical problems kasmana.people.cofc.edu/M…
Newton & Leibniz, both independently came up with Calculus at roughly the same time. To get the sole credit, the Royal Society acted as the jury, whose President was Newton. Newton even wrote a review on his own work to get the credit. However, the calculus notations that we use are from Leibniz youtu.be/LN--erHStqA
While everyone thought of Issac Newton as a man of physics and calculus, his real passion was alchemy and spent most of his time attempting to make a philosopher’s stone – a rock that could transform any metal into gold and make people immortal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iss…
While Issac Newton was essentially quarantined at his home when Cambridge was closed in 1665 due to the Plague, he discovered the groundwork for his theories of calculus and the laws of motion. khanacademy.org/partner-c…
Wolfgang Doeblin, a Jewish-German mathematician fighting for the French during WWII. He committed suicide at 25 after his company was surrounded. A sealed letter he sent to the French Academy of Sciences was opened in 2000, revealing he had already proven a famous result in stochastic calculus. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wol…
A monk had erased and written over a book by Archimedes describing the foundations for calculus, centuries before Leibniz and Newton. theguardian.com/books/201…
The official divorce complaint of Mary Louise Bell, wife of world-famous physicist Richard Feynman, was that "He begins working calculus problems in his head as soon as he awakens. He did calculus while driving in his car, while sitting in the living room, and while lying in bed at night." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
The level of difficulty of a mental task, from working on a complex calculus equation to completing a simple game of Sudoku, barely alters the amount of energy the brain consumes while completing the task. scientificamerican.com/ar…
You couldn't take a calculus classes when Harvard started because calculus hadn't been formally discovered yet. harvardx.harvard.edu/blog…
Even though Calculus is often taught starting only at the college level, mathematicians have shown that it can be taught to kids as young as 5, suggesting that it should be taught not just to those who pursue higher education, but rather to literally everyone in society. theatlantic.com/education…
Today I learned of a monk who had taken an old book written by Archimedes, erased the contents, and wrote over it with prayers. Scientists have determined that that monk erased a previously unknown book by Archimedes, that laid out the foundations of Calculus thousands of years before Newton and Leibniz. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc…
The 'mountain pass theorem' is an existence theorem from the calculus of variations. Given certain conditions on a function, the theorem demonstrates the existence of a saddle point. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mou…
Tesla was able to perform integral calculus in his head, which prompted his teachers to believe that he was cheating. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nik…
Tissue paper decorations that unfold from flat to round are examples of solids of revolution used for calculating volumes in calculus. A useful formula for volume as an integral is developed by letting the number of slices go to infinity magoosh.com/hs/ap-calculu…
During the 18 months of the Great Plague (1665-1666), Sir Isaac Newton invented calculus, set foundations for his theory of light and color, gained significant insight into the laws of planetary motion, and legend has it, experienced his famous inspiration of gravity with the falling apple. isaacnewton.utwente.nl/as…
Today I learned of Alcock & Brown, the first aviators to fly across the Atlantic non-stop. Despite the cloud only lifting three times during their journey, Brown had managed to navigate them to within 20 miles of their original target destination using just a sextant and calculus. bbc.co.uk/news/extra/bM5d…
Both inventors of calculus died "while suffering from calculi β€” a bladder stone for [Isaac] Newton, a kidney stone for [Gottfried Wilhem] Leibniz." nature.com/articles/d4158…
Isaac Newton invented calculus as fast as a college freshman class learns it youtube.com/watch?v=0NbBj…
Famous physicist Richard Feynman's second wife divorced him because he would do calculus "while lying in bed at night." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
In 1993, a researcher "discovered" and actually published their method on finding the area under a curve... essentially forgetting that calculus existed for 400 years already. care.diabetesjournals.org…
Isaac Newton, famous scientist and the inventor of calculus, was also Warden and Master of the Royal Mint, a position which involved personally bringing counterfeiters to justice. royalmint.com/discover/uk…
, a parchment manuscript was erased by a 13th-century monk to write a Christian liturgical text. The erased manuscript was originally written by Archimedes and contained some of the fundamentals of modern calculus, which wouldn't be developed for almost another 2,000 years. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A…
In 14th century India, a small and little-known group of scholars known as the Kerala school, invented the "infinite series", one of the basic components of calculus, nearly 400 years before both Newton and Leibniz claimed credit for inventing the mathematical system. cbc.ca/news/technology/ca…
The name for the branch of math, Calculus, literally translates to latin as "small pebble", as that was what were used for calculations on an abacus back in the day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal…
The dispute over whether Newton or Leibniz invented calculus was decided by the Royal Society. Newton, as the President, appointed an impartial committee to decide the issue, which concluded in its official report that Newton was the inventor. Newton was the anonymous author of the report. www-history.mcs.st-and.ac…
Medieval europeans had a concept of what is essentially applied calculus while lacking in a rigorous description and ability to generalise it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Leibniz, who lived in the 1600s, was arguably the world's first computer scientist (in addition to this, he discovered calculus independently of Isaac Newton) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Got…
It is a myth that Albert Einstein failed maths as a student: "Before I was fifteen I had mastered differential and integral calculus" content.time.com/time/spe…
Isaac Newton, inventor of Calculus, died a virgin huffingtonpost.com/2013/1…
Some of Jaime Escalante’s first Garfield High Math students, whose story is told in the 1988 film β€œStand and Deliver,” did actually cheat on their AP Calculus test. However, under heavy scrutiny and being monitored, they were able to pass a second test to prove their knowledge. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
Leibniz didn't 'steal' calculus from Newton, he discovered it independently and invented a better format for it that we still use today en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Got…
Richard Feynman was divorced for doing too much calculus theguardian.com/science/2…
Even though Calculus is widely believed to have been invented by European scientists during the 14th century, its mathematical principles were actually used by Babylonian astronomers over 2000 years ago. sciencemag.org/news/2016/…
Most Americans never use advanced math beyond fractions on the job. About 86 percent of jobs require simple addition and subtraction, but only 5 percent of jobs required calculus livescience.com/29017-whi…
Einstein did not really fail math; instead, he excelled, mastering differential and integral calculus by the age of 15. history.com/topics/einste…
Today I learned about John W. Moffat, who wanted to become a famous painter. He gave up after living without income, thought himself physics and calculus, got his ph.d without a first degree, and made some serious contributions in his field. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Contrary to popular belief, Einstein never failed math in school. In fact, by fifteen he had already mastered differential and integral calculus. todayifoundout.com/index.…
Archimedes of Syracuse discovered the volume and surface area of a sphere 1800 years before calculus was invented by Newton. He also estimated the value of pi to be 3.14185- that's over 99.9% accurate. famousscientists.org/arch…
Sir Isaac Newton invented calculus in approximately the same amount of time the average student learns it in University. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal…
Kim Ung-yong holds the record for the worlds highest IQ at 210. He was able to solve complicated calculus equations easily with no problems by age three. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim…
Gottfried Leibniz, in addition to inventing calculus, also built an early computer, investigated binary numbers, and worked on developing a programming language... in the 1600s. kerryr.net/pioneers/leibn…
Isaac Newton invented calculus when Cambridge University was closed due to the bubonic plague. nmspacemuseum.org/halloff…
Albert Einstein did not fail mathematics in school, as is commonly believed. Upon being shown a column making this claim, Einstein said "I never failed in mathematics... Before I was fifteen I had mastered differential and integral calculus." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
In history it is MORE common for discoveries in science to be simultaneous. Examples include: Calculus, the telephone, and the Theory of Evolution. They are called the Multiple Independent Discoveries, and the list is long. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
A Japanese mathematician independently invented much of calculus en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sek…

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