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The Foundation of Calculus

            Calculus is the branch of mathematics that deals with the finding properties of derivatives and integrals of functions. To most, it is considered a living nightmare. Math alone as a subject is complicated, consisting with jumbles of twists and turns that lead to the answer of a problem that we have all sought in the past. Although the subject creates pain and suffering in all of us, it is considered a core knowledge that we all need to know. We live in a world that is plagued with numbers and systems of equations, from simple prices of the apples we buy, to the velocity of cars that we see everyday. It helps us better understand everything we see and feel in life. For many, Calculus is a subject that we are all forced to learn at some point in our life. We have all been forced to sit in a series of lecture halls or classrooms to learn the ways of Calculus. But why? It is because it is a form of Math, that's why. It's Math that exclusively focuses on the ways things change. It provides insight on the changes of many of functions that we may use to relate real world world problems with. It finds the limits and derivatives of functions.
             Enough with what Calculus is, it's time to determine once and for all, who the real founder of this beast really is. But before that, you must understand Calculus's history. !HISTORY TIME! : During the time of ancient Greek civilization, Eudoxus used the method of exhaustion, which foreshadowed the concept of limit. Archimedes invented heuristics which resemble the methods of integral calculus. But before Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz, the word "Calculus " was just another word for mathematics in general. Isaac Newton was a curious British man. His invention of Calculus started from his determination to find the area under the curve by first calculating a momentary rate of change and then extrapolating the total area. This lead to greater mathematical findings.

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