Choose a mathematician whose work is somehow related to calculus. The connection may be loose (of course, Newton or Leibniz qualify, but so does John Nash). To avoid repetitions, email me your choice, and I’ll let you know whether your choice has not yet been claimed.
Write (well, type) an essay on their life and mathematical work. It may be short. Make sure to follow reasonable standards of style when citing references, etc. Due December 2 (after Thanksgiving break).
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