Introductio in analysin infinitorum

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Introductio in analysin infinitorum (Introduction to the Analysis of the Infinite) is a two-volume work by Leonhard Euler which lays the foundations of mathematical analysis. Written in Latin and published in 1748, the Introductio contains 18 chapters in the first part and 22 chapters in the second.

Carl Boyer's lectures at the 1950 International Congress of Mathematicians compared the influence of Euler's Introductio to that of Euclid's Elements, calling the Elements the foremost textbook of ancient times, and the Introductio "the foremost textbook of modern times".[1]

The only translation into English is that by John D. Blanton, published in 1988.[2]


  1. ^ Carl Boyer (April 1951). "The Foremost Textbook of Modern Times". American Mathematical Monthly (Mathematical Association of America) 58 (4): 223–226. doi:10.2307/2306956. JSTOR 2306956. 
  2. ^ Leonhard Euler; J. D. Blanton (transl.) (1988). Introduction to analysis of the infinite, Book 1. Springer. ISBN 978-0-387-96824-7. 

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