Elliptic Functions and Integrals


  • Aug 22 2010 4:45 PM

    David Melton

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This article, from the Illuminations-reviewed History of Mathematics
Archive, discusses the importance of understanding that mathematicians thought differently at different periods, by considering that early algebraists had to prove their formulas by geometry. Information covered includes information about elliptic functions and integrals and the history of the study of elliptical integrals beginning in 1655 when John Wallis began to study the arc length of an ellipse.

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    Grade: 6 to 12

    Topics: Geometry, Mathematics, Algebra & Functions


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