When Newton was off from school for about 2 years he invented calculus. But what were the problems that he saw his way through calculus . can you tell me some book which can tell me how he made it!


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    $\begingroup$ Your question is better suited for this webpage: hsm.stackexchange.com $\endgroup$ – Lorenzo Apr 30 '18 at 2:32
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Check out Leibniz's Monadology. Then you'll learn about some metaphysical motivations for calculus. I think that Leibniz and Newton were inspired somewhat by understanding the physical world but Leibniz is without a doubt the superior philosopher and his motivations for exploring the infinitesimal aren't limited to understanding cosmos/physical reality.

Check out the Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica if you want to understand more about Newton and physics... Read Leibniz if you want to have some real insight.

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    $\begingroup$ To be fair, the question was about Newton’s motivations and not Leibniz’s. Though, I am interested in checking out the work of Leibniz that you mentioned. $\endgroup$ – Joel Apr 30 '18 at 2:44
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    $\begingroup$ Top be fair to Mason, he is doing the asker a big favor redirecting him from the mind of an evil genius to the mind of a glorious angelic genius. $\endgroup$ – C Monsour Apr 30 '18 at 2:48
  • $\begingroup$ I answer the question: "Check out Principia..." but while I am here: Stop revering physicists! Philosophers and mathematicians do interesting work which are not motivated by the physical world. The Monadology is short: 13? pages and you can find it read online for free. It's a great intro to Leibniz. $\endgroup$ – Mason Apr 30 '18 at 2:49

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