Colin Maclaurin
died 271 years ago
14th June 1746

In 1742 Colin Maclaurin published Treatise of fluxions, the first systematic exposition of Newton's methods written as a reply to Berkeley's attack on the calculus for its lack of rigorous foundations.

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