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Wallis, John 1616-1703

Overview
Works: 500 works in 1,277 publications in 4 languages and 14,853 library holdings
Genres: Catechisms  Records and correspondence  Bibliography  History  Sources  Pamphlets  Sermons  Controversial literature 
Roles: Editor, Contributor, cnm, Recipient, Correspondent
Classifications: PR1121, 428.2
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Institutio logicæ ad communes usus accommodata by John Wallis ( )
44 editions published between 1687 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Grammar of the English language: with an introductory grammatico-physical Treatise on speech, or on the formation of all speech sounds by John Wallis ( Book )
19 editions published in 1972 in English and Latin and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An answer to Dr. Sherlock's examination of the Oxford decree in a letter from a member of that university to his friend in London by John Wallis ( Book )
11 editions published in 1696 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Johannis Wallis S.T.D., geometriæ professoris Saviliani, in celeberrima Academia Oxoniensi Opera mathematica by John Wallis ( Book )
17 editions published between 1693 and 1972 in Latin and English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An eighth letter concerning the sacred Trinity occasioned by some letters to him on that subject by John Wallis ( Book )
13 editions published between 1691 and 1692 in English and Undetermined and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Grammatica linguae anglicanae cui praefigitur de loquela sive sonorum formatione tractatus grammatico-physicus : et (nunc primum) subjungitur praxis grammatica by John Wallis ( Book )
30 editions published between 1652 and 1979 in 5 languages and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The arithmetic of infinitesimals : John Wallis 1656 by John Wallis ( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"John Wallis was appointed Savilian Professor of Geometry at Oxford University in 1649. He was then a relative newcomer to mathematics, and largely self-taught, but in his first few years at Oxford he produced his two most significant works: De sectionibus conicis and Arithmetica infinitorum. In both books, Wallis drew on ideas originally developed in France, Italy, and the Netherlands: analytic geometry and the method of indivisibles. He handled them in his own way, and the resulting method of quadrature, based on the summation of indivisible or infinitesimal quantities, was a crucial step towards the development of a fully fledged integral calculus some ten years later." "To the modern reader, the Arithmetica infinitorum reveals much that is of historical and mathematical interest, not least the mid seventeenth-century tension between classical geometry on the one hand, and arithmetic and algebra on the other. Newton was to take up Wallis's work and transform it into mathematics that has become part of the mainstream, but in Wallis's text we see what we think of as modern mathematics still struggling to emerge. It is this sense of watching new and significant ideas force their way slowly and sometimes painfully into existence that makes the Arithmetica infinitorum such a relevant text even now for students and historians of mathematics alike."--BOOK JACKET
A discourse of gravity and gravitation, grounded on experimental observations, presented to the Royal Society, November 12. 1674 by John Wallis ( Book )
11 editions published in 1675 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A defense of the Christian Sabbath in answer to a treatise of Mr. Tho. Bampfield pleading for Saturday-sabbath by John Wallis ( Book )
18 editions published between 1692 and 1694 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A fourth letter concerning the sacred Trinity in reply to what is entituled An answer to Dr. Wallis's three letters by John Wallis ( Book )
7 editions published in 1691 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Grammatica linguae Anglicanae, 1653. A Scolar Press Facsimile by John Wallis ( Book )
11 editions published in 1969 in 3 languages and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A fifth letter, concerning the sacred Trinity in answer to what is entituled, the Arians vindication of himself against Dr. Wallis's fourth letter on the Trinity by John Wallis ( Book )
5 editions published in 1691 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A defence of the Royal Society, and the philosophical transactions, particularly those of July, 1670 in answer to the cavils of Dr. William Holder by John Wallis ( Book )
11 editions published in 1678 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An explication and vindication of the Athanasian Creed in a third letter, pursuant of two former, concerning the Sacred Trinity : together with a postscript, in answer to another letter by John Wallis ( Book )
8 editions published in 1691 in English and Undetermined and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The doctrine of the blessed Trinity, briefly explained in a letter to a friend by John Wallis ( Book )
12 editions published between 1690 and 1692 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A second letter concerning the Holy Trinity pursuant to the former from the same hand : occasioned by a letter there inserted from one unknown by John Wallis ( Book )
5 editions published in 1691 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theological discourses containing VIII letters and III sermons concerning the blessed Trinity by John Wallis ( Book )
11 editions published between 1692 and 2003 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hobbius Heauton-timorumenos, or, A consideration of Mr. Hobbes his dialogves in an epistolary discourse, addressed, to the Honourable Robert Boyle, Esq. by John Wallis ( Book )
6 editions published in 1662 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Walles, Johannes 1616-1703
Wallis, ... 1616-1703
Wallis, Doctor (John), 1616-1703
Wallis, Dr. (John), 1616-1703
Wallis, Joh.
Wallis, Joh. 1616-1703
Wallis, Johannes
Wallis, Johannes, 1616-1703
Wallisius, Ioannes, 1616-1703
Wallisius, Iohannes
Wallisius, Joannes, 1616-1703
Wallisius, Johannes, 1616-1703
Languages
English (252)
Latin (89)
Italian (5)
German (3)
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