method of fluxions

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the part of calculus that deals with the variation of a function with respect to changes in the independent variable (or variables) by means of the concepts of derivative and differential

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One of the greatest geniuses the world has known, Newton made three scientific discoveries of fundamental importance: first, the method of fluxions, which forms the basis of modern calculus; second, the law of the composition of light; and third, the law of universal gravitation, which he presented to the world in his major work,
Among his other works are Method of Fluxions (1693), Optics (1704), and Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended (1728).
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