[The word] "calculus"

It is an irony of language that the word "calculus" now associated with continuous systems comes from the Latin word which means a small pebble of the kind used for doing discrete calculations (same root as "calcium").

[The word] "calculus"

It is an irony of language that the word "calculus" now associated with continuous systems comes from the Latin word which means a small pebble of the kind used for doing discrete calculations (same root as "calcium").

From Stephen Wolfram: *A New Kind of Science* [citation]