Berkeley famously described infinitesimals as the ghosts of departed quantities in his book The Analyst in 1734.


One of the first and most complete works on both infinitesimal and integral calculus was written in 1748 by Maria Gaetana Agnesi. === Foundations === In calculus, foundations refers to the rigorous development of the subject from axioms and definitions.


Kouba Donald Allen's notes on calculus Calculus training materials at The Excursion of Calculus, 1772


For instance, spacecraft use a variation of the Euler method to approximate curved courses within zero gravity environments. ==Varieties== Over the years, many reformulations of calculus have been investigated for different purposes. === Non-standard calculus === Imprecise calculations with infinitesimals were widely replaced with the rigorous (ε, δ)-definition of limit starting in the 1870s.


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Robinson's approach, developed in the 1960s, uses technical machinery from mathematical logic to augment the real number system with infinitesimal and infinite numbers, as in the original Newton-Leibniz conception.

In 1960, building upon the work of Edwin Hewitt and Jerzy Łoś, he succeeded in developing non-standard analysis.


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