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Mathematical Treasures - Leonhard Euler's Differential Calculus

Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University)

Institutiones Calculus Differentialis was written by Leonhard Euler (1707–1783) in 1748 but not published until 1755. Both events occurred during his “Berlin years.”

The original title page can be viewed in Wikimedia Commons; read the book in the Internet Archive:

Title page for Euler's 1755 Institutiones Calculi Differentialis.

Images from a 1787 printing:

He began the work with a study of the calculus of finite differences.

These two images from its George Arthur Plimpton Collection are presented through the courtesy of the Columbia University Libraries.

Index to Mathematical Treasures

Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University), "Mathematical Treasures - Leonhard Euler's Differential Calculus," Convergence (November 2019)

Mathematical Treasures from the Smith and Plimpton Collections at Columbia University