Early Middle Ages


Lecture 4. Math in the 17



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Lecture 4. Math in the 17th century

Isaac Barrow

Math Subjects

Analytic Geometry 1637 Descartes La Geometrie and Pierre de Fermat Synthetic Geometry Pascal and Desargues

Probability Theory: Cardan’s “Liber de Ludo Aleae”, letters of Pascal to Fermat

Number Theory: Mersenne, Fermat, Early Calculus: Fermat, Cavalieri

Calculus 1687 Newton (1642-1724) Principia Mathematica and Gottfried Leibnitz (1646-1716)



Symbolic Algebra, Symbolic Logic: Leibnitz (in modern form: George Boole 200 year later)





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