Tokens from the Gods

  • William McGowen Priestley
Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)


A calculus is a pebble, or small stone.* Playing with pebbles, or “calculating”, is a primitive form of arithmetic. The calculus, or calculus, refers to some mathematics that was developed principally in the seventeenth century.


Seventeenth Century Word Function Grazing Area Small Positive Integer Preceding Problem 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • William McGowen Priestley
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  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Computer ScienceThe University of the SouthSewaneeUSA

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