Monday, March 30, 2009

Newton v. Leibniz: sneak preview

Just a quick thought before I get to the next pile of work on my desk: this morning the Calc I students did a fantastic job in their enactment of a civil trial between Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz. Both legal teams were well-prepared and had solid, cogent arguments; all witnesses were similarly well-prepared and versed on the ideas they were to represent, and the jury was attentive and respectful.

Well done, all! I'll have more to say about the trial once the jury's decision has been rendered on Wednesday. (I don't want to sway the jury one way or the other, and I'll pridefully assume they might be reading this...)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am holding my breath. Ultimately though, we all know Leibniz is the more crucial figure when it comes to calculus.