The German mathematician Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz published the first

paper on calculus in 1684. Most historians agree that Isaac Newton

invented calculus eight to ten years earlier, but he was typically very

late in publishing his works. The invention of calculus marked the

beginning of higher mathematics. It provided scientists and

mathematicians with a tool to solve problems that had been too

complicated to attempt previously

paper on calculus in 1684. Most historians agree that Isaac Newton

invented calculus eight to ten years earlier, but he was typically very

late in publishing his works. The invention of calculus marked the

beginning of higher mathematics. It provided scientists and

mathematicians with a tool to solve problems that had been too

complicated to attempt previously