INVITED Dr. Glenn Appleby, Associate Professor,
SPEAKER: Mathematics Dept., Santa Clara University, California
TITLE: Fields of Dreams: Early Calculus and Infinitesimals
In this talk we will review a few results from the early history of calculus where infinitesimals (or their reciprocals) were used. Though such results are today not regarded as rigorous, there are some insights to be gained which might not be apparent in modern approaches. If there is time we will sketch some connections to current research on analysis over non-archimedean extensions of the real numbers.
REFRESHMENTS: 3:00pm, STARR 138
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