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Others have pointed to Leibniz, but I read a long time ago that some ancient Greek, actually started the development of calculus by trying to find a formula for the area under a curve. The big problem was that the ancient Greeks used Geometry as the basis of math, not algebra. This slowed the development by about...
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Best answer: Others have pointed to Leibniz, but I read a long time ago that some ancient Greek, actually started the development of calculus by trying to find a formula for the area under a curve. The big problem was that the ancient Greeks used Geometry as the basis of math, not algebra. This slowed the development by about 2000 years. =============================d
I do not believe this is your real question. I think you are really asking --- What if no one had ever invented calculus? ---- Calculus makes some calculations in math easier, but before calc there were approximations made for those. Could we have sent astronauts to the moon without calculus?? YES. Very little would be different in life now if calc were still undiscovered.
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