The l'Hôpital Controversy
We have all been taught that l'Hôpital created "l'Hôpital's Rule"... but is that the truth?
For our final project in AP Calculus AB, Jacob Feuerstein, Joel Shooter, and I were assigned to create a presentation on l'Hôpital's Rule (a method used in calculus to solve pesky limits). The three of us went beyond didactic presentations — we made a short film. At the time, I just learned about Johann Bernoulli and his involvement with the creation of this now-famous rule. This story just needed to be shared.
Writer and Producer — Manny Rothman
Director — Jacob Feuerstein
Ruiner — Joel Shooter
Manny Rothman, 2023