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Earliest real-world uses of calculus and linear algebra

Maybe I will write the obvious answer: Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz are said to have invented calculus independently (even if there is a priority dispute). Both were working on the math but also ...
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Earliest real-world uses of calculus and linear algebra

In the late 18th century, ships leaving Europe for other continents routinely brought with them books such as trigonometrical tables and astronomical almanachs. These almanachs included ephemerides, ...
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Earliest real-world uses of calculus and linear algebra

Applications of calculus actually predate its formal invention. For example, computation of volumes. One can argue whether Archimedes computations of volumes and areas have "real world ...
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What is the origin of the method of undetermined coefficients?

The method of undetermined coefficients was probably first developed by Euler, he applied it in his work to analyze the perturbations of Saturn by Jupiter for the Paris Academy's prize competition of ...
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What were the obstacles that made the discovery of calculus very late?

My opinion is decidedly against the current, and I will also write quickly from memory without looking for precise references. So, if the quality of this answer is considered low, I can accept it. Let'...
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