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Author(s): Frank J.

Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University)

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Above is the title page of the 1686 volume of Acta Eruditorum.

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This is the first page of the June 1686 issue (Number VI) of Acta Eruditorum, in which Leibniz
published a second article describing the Calculus on pages 292-300.

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In the June 1686 issue of Acta Eruditorum, Leibniz (G.G.L.) published “De geometria recondita
et analysi indivisibilium atque infinitorum,” or "On a hidden geometry and analysis of indivisibles
and infinites." In this article we find the first public occurrence of the integral sign and a proof
of “The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.” A partial translation from Latin to English of the
article can be found in D. J. Struik's A Source Book in Mathematics (1200-1800), pp. 281-282.
The remaining pages of the original article appear below.

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On page 297 above, Leibniz pointed out that implies , and
therefore, in particular, implies He then wrote, "... sums and
differences or and are reciprocals" ("summae & differentiae seu & reciprocae sunt"),
and concluded from his preceding equations that

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The images above are used through the courtesy of the Lilly Library, Indiana University,
Bloomington, Indiana. You may use them in your classroom; for all other purposes, please seek
permission from the Lilly Library.

D. J. Struik (editor), A Source Book in Mathematics (1200-1800), Harvard University Press,


Cambridge, Mass., 1969
Frank J. Swetz (The Pennsylvania State University), "Mathematical Treasure: Leibniz's Papers

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on Calculus - Integral Calculus," Convergence (June 2015)

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