
 Read This: Real Analysis  A Historical Approach 
  Yes, of course, I knew that Newton and Leibniz were the "parents" of calculus, that Archimedes must have had something to do with the Archimedean Property, but I never took the time to find out what each of these people actually did. 
  I wondered how they actually reasoned, what their mathematical statements sounded like, how rigorous their arguments were, given their knowledge at the time. 
  And so the first five chapter of the book came as a wonderful surprise to me. Not only did I find out that Archimedes did discover his namesake property, but also what he was doing when he stumbled onto it, and how he felt the need for "epsilonproofs" centuries before they were developed. 
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