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Can you name the mathematicians who made these contributions to calculus before the late 17th century?
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Mathematician
Calculated areas and tangents of the cycloid curve
First to create the infinity symbol and worked on infinite series
Calculated volumes of revolution and introduced idea of infinitesimals
Publicized areas and volumes being formed of 'indivisible' sections
Created many methods for calculating orbits and velocities of planets in 'Principia'
Constructed the tangents on an ellipse using hyperbolas from cones
Created the modern notation for calculus
Used the Method of Exhaustion to find the areas of circles and ellipses
One of two people to find a general method for calculating tangents to a curve
Introduced the small increment in differential calculus
One of two people to find a general method for calculating tangents to a curve
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