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Mathematical Treasure: Karsten's Theoretical Mathematics

Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University)

W. J. G. Karsten (1732-1787) was a German mathematician and academic. In 1760, he published the comprehensive Mathesis Theoretica Elementaris atque Sublimior (Elementary and Higher Theoretical Mathematics), probably as a textbook for his students.

On page 807 of this text, Karsten discussed the concept of integration.

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Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University), "Mathematical Treasure: Karsten's Theoretical Mathematics," Convergence (August 2017)