The origins of L’Hospital’s rule:
This is a nice historical project on the mathematical origins of l’Hospital’s Rule. It would be good as a longterm
project for a liberal arts course, or as a shorter project in which just the historical aspects are emphasized.
Details about directions for investigation are given in the text (p. 310 ).
Plenty of information about the historical figures can be found on the World Wide Web, but urge the students
to use caution — information from the Web may not be meticulously researched, and may therefore be
Remember that only the first 4 responses from each period will receive credit