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Old 2007-09-18, 08:38   #6
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Originally Posted by davieddy View Post
Yes. But "avoiding calculus" wasn't one of his claims to fame
I meant that that proof _is_ by geometry, not calculus. Newton didn't run around proving everything by means of his new calculus; geometric proofs are common in Principia. I guess my "of course" was misleading.

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