Newton & Leibniz Controversy. SIR ISAAC NEWTON. Born: 4 January 1643 in Woolsthorpe -by- Colsterworth , England School: Kings School, Grantham University: Trinity College Cambridge (Graduated 1665) Other Bouts: vs Robert Hooke (Gravitation)
Newton & Leibniz Controversy
SIR ISAAC NEWTON
* As argued by Simon Baron Cohen (References)
Timeline of the Dispute:
1666 – Newton first refers to differential form (Although didn’t publish an account of his notation until 1693)
1675 – Newton manuscript of theories sent to Tschirnhaus. (At a time when Tschirnhaus and Leibniz were known to be collaborating.)
Earliest use of Leibniz’s use of differentials.
1676 - Leibniz admitted to having seen some of Newton’s letters, but denied their value with regards to Calculus.
1696 – Guillaume de L’Hopital publishes book on Calculus from Leibniz point of view, although acknowledges Newton’s work of 1680s
1704 – Anonymous Review implies Newton had borrowed ideas of Calculus from Leibniz
1712 – Newton publishes a paper ‘anonymously’ referencing argument that all Leibniz’s ideas of Calculus were derived from Newton
Questions to Consider: