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Euler’s definition of the derivative
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Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 44 (2007), 575-580 Request permission

Abstract:

Euler’s method of defining the derivative of a function is not a failed effort to describe a limit. Rather, it calls for rewriting the difference quotient in a way that remains meaningful when the denominator is zero.
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Additional Information
  • Harold M. Edwards
  • Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, New York University, 251 Mercer Street, New York, New York 10012
  • Received by editor(s): January 26, 2007
  • Published electronically: June 8, 2007
  • © Copyright 2007 American Mathematical Society
    The copyright for this article reverts to public domain 28 years after publication.
  • Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 44 (2007), 575-580
  • MSC (2000): Primary 01A50; Secondary 01-01, 03-03
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/S0273-0979-07-01174-3
  • MathSciNet review: 2338366