The Apparent Relaxation
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What did Leibniz and Newton know of each other at the beginning of the year 1676? Newton had heard not a thing from Leibniz since all of the correspondence took place with Oldenburg and Collins. Leibniz apparently knew the name of Newton, but perceived him only as one of several English mathematicians through the communications of Collins and Oldenburg. Leibniz could not know how far Newton had got with his calculus of fluxions, since Newton kept almost all of his manuscripts and did not publish them.
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