My math teacher told me that the research in differential calculus and integral calculus began on two separate tracks.Apparently people didn't know there was a relation between the two until some specific point of time.Now I don't want to know the date but I'm just curious about HOW the relation was discovered.

  • $\begingroup$ And on a side note, did you know that integration (as we would call it now) came earlier than differentiation? Archimedes was already way ahead of his contemporaries with his method of exhaustion. I think that last part of your question is a tough one. I honestly believe that must have been during the time of Newton and Leibniz, but the HOW part, well we can't look into their minds... $\endgroup$ – imranfat May 2 '15 at 4:09
  • $\begingroup$ You can see differentiation and integration. $\endgroup$ – Mauro ALLEGRANZA Mar 20 '16 at 14:15

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