References for Michel Rolle

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  1. M Blay, Reasoning with the Infinite: From the Closed World to the Mathematical Universe (University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1999).
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  1. M Blay, Deux moments de la critique du calcul infinitésimal : Michel Rolle et George Berkeley, Études sur l'histoire du calcul infinitésimal, Rev. Histoire Sci. 39 (3) (1986), 223-253.
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  3. P Mancosu, The metaphysics of the calculus: a foundational debate in the Paris Academy of Sciences, 1700-1706, Historia Math. 16 (3) (1989), 224-248.
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  5. J Shain, The Method of Cascades, Amer. Math. Monthly 44 (1) (1937), 24-29.
  6. S A Yanovskaya, Michel Rolle as a critic of the infinitesimal analysis (Russian), Akad. Nauk SSSR. Trudy Inst. Istorii Estestvoznaniya 1 (1947), 327-346.

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