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In History
  • Popular term

    Leonhard Euler published the book Introductio in analysin infinitorum and the term function got famous.
  • Change of definition

    Euler change the definition
  • New concept

    The french mathematician Edouard Goursat came up with the most popular definition until this day.
  • Period:

    First modern function concept

    The first real approximation of the modern concept of function has been attributed by many mathematical historians to Nicole Oresme, who described the laws of nature as a relation between two magnitudes.
  • Period:

    Galileo Galilei

    he began to approach the modern definition of function by studying movement and trying to understand the relationship within its variables.
  • Period: to

    Analytic geometry

    René Descartes began to develop analytical geometry, basing his ideas on the relationship between the magnitudes that had been studied many centuries before.
    He defined it as an analytical expression composed in any way by a variable quantity and constant variables of numbers or quantities
  • Period: to

    The first definition of term function

    Johann Bernoulli defined it as a quantity formed in some way by indeterminate and constant quantities.