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a flow or discharge


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Differences, which were variables tending to zero, and fluxions, which were finite rates of change, were treated as essentially the same thing, a remarkable step for that time.
0) Operaciones Diferenciacion: Encontrad la fluxion a fundamentales partir de un fluente Variable [flecha diestra dado: variable infinitamente pequena Variable [flecha diestra tasa de cambio con x [flecha diestra] dx respecto al tiempo de la dy [flecha diestra] ddy variable x [flecha diestra] [?
Newton's development of fluxions, or differential calculus, was rooted in doctrines of the intensification and remission of qualities and the assumption that changes were continuous.
En su biblioteca solo se encuentra A Treatise of Fluxions de Maclaurin (vease J.
Katherine Rowe counterposes seventeenth-century tragedy, melodrama, and romance and their handling of contract to explore "the problem of forensic continuity of the self" (96) in a world anxious about fluxions of a humoral identity ("Inconstancy: Changeable Affections in Stuart Dramas of Contract").
for his fluxions, this symbol is much used in mechanics today.
In Smith's book the reader finds primary source material from various branches of mathematics, including "Cavalieri on an approach to the calculus," "Fermat on maxima and minima," "Newton on fluxions," "Leibniz on the calculus," "Berkeley's 'Analyst,'" and "Cauchy on derivative and differentials.
14); b) "La celebre Obra intitulada, A Treatise of fluxions, que el ano 1742 dio a luz el gran Geometra Colin Mac Laurin, Profesor de Matematicas en la Universidad de Edimburgo y Miembro de la Real Sociedad de Londres [.
As older forms of communalism, tradition, and hierarchy gave way to the surging currents of "restless rationalism" and "possessive individualism," a connected series of revolutionary transformations--in their modes of production and exchange, in their polities and military capabilities--would impart to these upstarts a range of potencies so enhanced that, carried forcibly outwards by the fluxions of conquest and commerce, an extended period of world supremacy and domination would come their way.
He claims to have imagined the idea early in his life, but he knew that no mathematician of his day would accept his theory so he invented a whole new branch of mathematics, called fluxions, just to "prove" it.
Para finalizar con una cita de Couturat:] C'est la ce qui constitue le merite essentiel de l'invention de Leibniz, et son principal avantage sur la methode des fluxions de Newton.
fluxions, suggesting immersion in the flow) in calculus, and to the I Ching.
It sets Newton's achievement clearly into the context of seventeenth-century mathematics and natural philosophy; it traces the development of Newton's thought from his 1684 manuscript De Motu through to the first edition of the Principia in 1687, and shows how this development was dependent upon, and yet very different from, the works of others in this period; it attends closely to the mathematical development of Newton's ideas, both before and after the publication of the Principia, and, finally, it lays to rest the furphy, for which Newton himself is largely responsible, that Newton had first obtained many of his results using his theory of fluxions, but then chose to recast and present his findings using the more familiar synthetic (geometrical) format of the Principia.
2 Note in passing the similarity with Berkeley's ironic observation to Newton about the latter's fluxions theory: "by virtue of a double mistake, you do not attain to science, even though you reach the truth" (The Analyst).
When the "ugly cataracts of brick" threatening Wiltshire prompt Rickie to suppose that "this kind of thing is going on all over England," a highly modernist voice intervenes: "Perhaps he meant that towns are after all excrescences, grey fluxions, where men, hurrying to find one another, have lost themselves" (290).