Institutiones calculi differentialis

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Institutiones calculi differentialis

Institutiones calculi differentialis (Foundations of differential calculus) is a mathematical work written in 1748 by Leonhard Euler and published in 1755 that lays the groundwork for the differential calculus. It consists of a single volume containing two internal books; there are 9 chapters in book I, and 18 in book II.

W. W. Rouse Ball (1888) writes that "this is the first textbook on the differential calculus which has any claim to be both complete and accurate, and it may be said that all modern treatises on the subject are based on it."

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  • Ball, W. W. Rouse (1888), A Short Account of the History of Mathematics, Macmillan, p. 368 

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