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