Calculus and Novels

Tolstoy’s “War and Peace”:

“Only by taking an infinitesimal small unit for observation (the differential of history, that is, the individual tendencies of men) and attaining to the art of integrating them (that is, finding the sum of these infinitesimals) can we hope to arrive at the laws of history.”

If you understand Calculus, you will understand Tolstoy’s masterpiece.