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See also: ſ [U+017F LATIN SMALL LETTER LONG S] and ʃ [U+0283 LATIN SMALL LETTER ESH]
Character ∫ INTEGRAL U+222B Mathematical Operators \int

Translingual

Etymology

Gottfried Leibniz based the symbol on the Latin word summa (sum), which he wrote ſumma (with a long s 'ſ' ). This use first appeared publicly in his paper De Geometria, published in Acta Eruditorum of June, 1686,[1] but he had been using it in private manuscripts since at least 1675.[2]

Symbol

1. (mathematics) Denotes the integral

References

1. ^ Mathematics and its History, John Stillwell, Springer 1989, p. 110
2. ^ Early Mathematical Manuscripts of Leibniz, J. M. Child, Open Court Publishing Co., 1920, pp. 73–74, 80.