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Paul Glaze UConn Wednesday Talk Comment Form Title of talk:Infinitesimals: Reviving the ”Ghosts of Departed Quantities” Name of speaker:Eric Astor Speaker’s institution:University of Connecticut Date of Talk:17Feb2016 The talk was very interesting. It was on a topic that I know something about, Calculus. The speaker was very enthusiastic, and high energy, this helped keep people engaged through the speaking. Talk Summary: Calculus was proven by means of an ”epsilon-delta” definition. This definition worked but was awkward to learn, and just as awkward to use. Newton and Leibniz did not use this when working with limits. Instead they used a micro number-line. The concept was not proven righteously and some people had a problem with the idea of a number that is so close to a real number yet still not that number. With the help of more advanced logic the idea of this micro number was rigorously proven.
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