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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
You couldn't take a calculus classes when Harvard started because calculus hadn't been formally discovered yet. harvardx.harvard.edu/blog…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Isaac Newton invented calculus as fast as a college freshman class learns it youtube.com/watch?v=0NbBj…
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…
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…
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…
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…
, 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…
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…
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…
Isaac Newton, inventor of Calculus, died a virgin huffingtonpost.com/2013/1…
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…
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/…
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…
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…
Richard Feynman was divorced for doing too much calculus theguardian.com/science/2…
Einstein did not really fail math; instead, he excelled, mastering differential and integral calculus by the age of 15. history.com/topics/einste…
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…
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…
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…
A Japanese mathematician independently invented much of calculus en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sek…
The B2 Stealth Bomber's fixed wing design was the result of a simple calculus mistake that gave it the worst aerodynamic configuration when it was believed to be the best. This limited the range, delayed development, and cost billions. math.columbia.edu/~dpt/F1…
Harvard University was founded before calculus was derived. econjobrumors.com/topic/h…
Professor Calculus from The Adventures of Tintin was inspired by physicist Auguste Piccard, who shares his distinctive look. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
Calculus means 'little stone' from the beads the Romans used on their abacuses. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rom…
In calculus, the third derivative of position is called jerk. Not only do mathematicians disagree on its symbol, but systems requiring higher-order derivatives are called hyperjerk systems. r.search.yahoo.com/_ylt=A…
Indians invented calculus hundreds of years prior to Westerners cbc.ca/news/technology/ca…
27 percent of all Mexican-Americans who passed the 1987 AP Calculus exam were in Jaime Escalante's (Stand and Deliver) AP Calculus class. washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn…
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz invented calculus at the same time as Isaac Newton math.rutgers.edu/courses/…
Isaac Newton invented Calculus on a dare. youtube.com/watch?v=danYF…
Robert Oppenheimer (the father of the atomic bomb) can trace his academic lineage back to Friedrich Leibniz, the father of the inventor of calculus. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._…
Isaac Newton received no training in mathematics until he was 19; he helped develop calculus only 7 years later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mat…
Writing the standard overpriced calculus textbook positions you to commission a $30 million home thestar.com/news/gta/2011…
When fetching a ball thrown into water, a dog can somewhat accurately predict the optimal place to jump into the water - a problem we use calculus to solve. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fet…
2,200 years ago Archimedes had worked out principles that now form the heart of calculus. Only through intensive research was this discovered, as the manuscript containing his research had been overwritten by another Monk over 700 years ago. spcefrk.deviantart.com/jo…
The word "Calculus" comes from the Latin word for "Pebble" which were used for counting. webalt.net/Calculus-2004/…
Harvard University was founded before calculus was invented. huffingtonpost.com/2014/0…
Tartar is actually called Calculus en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/C…
Dental calculus (hardened plaque) comes from the same word as calculate: calcis, a Greek word for certain kinds of stone en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal…
John von Neumann was familiar with integral and differential calculus by the time he was 8. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Karl Marx wrote manuscripts on calculus. marxists.org/archive/marx…
Isaac Newton and W.G. Leibniz agreed that they both invented calculus, but pretended to fight over it to disseminate it. humanmathexperience.wikis…
Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz argued over which of them created calculus en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lei…
James Stewart, the math professor whose Calculus textbook is the standard for almost every university in US and Canada, died last year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
The ancient Greeks used an early form of calculus through the Method of exhaustion to find the area of a shape as early as the 5th century BC en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Met…
The some of the students in Stand and Deliver actually did cheat on the AP Calculus test. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
The man with the highest IQ in the world was solving integral calculus problems at age 3. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim…
Richard Feynman's second wife filed a divorce because he used to work calculus problems all the time. enwp.org/Richard_Feynman#…
Isaac Newton Invented Calculus... before he was 26 years old. youtube.com/watch?v=danYF…
Isaac Newton created calculus at roughly the same rate at which you learn it in freshman year of college. youtu.be/0NbBjNiw4tk?t=7m…
Mistakes in Calculus led to the "flying wing" design for B-2 Stealth Bombers math.columbia.edu/~dpt/F1…
An infinitely long solid can have a finite volume, and it was proved without calculus. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gab…
Oliver Heaviside, a major contributor to vector calculus and differential equations, predicted the existence of Cherenkov Radiation almost 50 years before its discovery. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oli…
Regge calculus is a formalism for producing simplicial approximations of spacetimes that are solutions to the Einstein field equation en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reg…
On the AP Calculus BC exam, nearly 50% of students typically pass with a 5 (the highest score), and at least five students earned perfect scores in 2013. totalregistration.net/ind…
Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Federal Reserve, scored a 1590 out of 1600 on the SAT and also taught himself calculus since his school did not offer it. usnews.com/news/slideshow…
'Calculus' is latin for 'Pebble'

My dad has a kidney stone, and is in the hospital right now, about to go into surgery. I decided to do some research on kidney stones, and the first thing I saw in this article said calculus is latin for pebble.

In 1994, a medical researcher "discovered" integral calculus and published it in a paper...which has since been cited over 100 times. When presented with the fact that her method had been well-known for 300 years, she didn't retract her self-named "Tai's Model". Moral: do your research. forbes.com/sites/alexknap…
In order to solve the intricate physic and geometry questions about the universe, Isaac Newton first had to develop a new type of mathematics: Calculus en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Sir Isaac Newton invented the modern version of calculus just so he could furthur his own research in physics. fromquarkstoquasars.com/h…
Who first developed Calculus. No, not Leibniz. No, not Newton either. It was Archimedes, and he did it using Roman numerals. (His writings were later over-written with Christian prayers.) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc…
In 1999 a lewd illegitimate version of tintin was produced "tintin in Thailand" was produced, featuring Calculus , Haddock with prostitutes and tintin's A sexuality. It has been vigirously taken down online and is still onsale blackmarket in Thailand. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/T…
There is a Corgi who knows Calculus (and no, I'm not referring to the fictional Ein). abcnews.go.com/Technology…
Harvard University was founded before calculus was invented huffingtonpost.com/2014/0…
Einstein mastered differential and integral calculus by the age of 15, but failed an entrance exam to a polytechnic school in 1895. abc.net.au/science/articl…
Besides being a philosopher, Gottfried Leibniz was an engineer, lawyer, philologist, sinophile, and a famed mathematician who co-invented calculus en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Got…
Richard Feynman taught himself calculus at 13 years of age youtube.com/watch?v=5ZED4…
The tartar on our teeth is also called... Calculus en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal…
Calculus has a completely alternate meaning dictionary.reference.com/…
Isaac Newton accused Gottfried Leibniz of stealing his secret Calculus en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lei…
Bees use vector calculus to communicate. youtube.com/watch?v=4Nteg…

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