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The mathematical work of John Wallis, D.D., F.R.S., (1616-1703)

Author: J F Scott
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Chelsea Pub. Co., 1981.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Wallis was one of the most original mathematicians of the seventeenth century and he left his mark on mathematics in many ways. He introduced arithmetical limits into mathematics (his famous  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: John Wallis; Wallis; John Wallis; John Wallis
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J F Scott
ISBN: 0828403147 9780828403146
OCLC Number: 7952719
Notes: "Second (textually unaltered) edition of the book ... originally published at London in 1938."
Description: xi, 240 pages, [1] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Early life and training The beginnings of the Royal Society. Wallis's part in its early history. Appointment as Savilian Professor of Geometry The treatise on the conic sections The Arithmetica Infinitorum The Mathesis Universalis. The Commercium Epistolicum (1657/8). Controversy with Fermat and other members of the French Mathematical School Appointment as Custos Archivorum. The quarrel with Doctor Holder The Mechanica, sive Tractatus De Motu The Hooke-Hevelius dispute. Publication of ancient manuscripts The Treatise of Algebra The dispute with Hobbes summarised Conclusion. Importance of Wallis's work to succeeding generations Appendix I. Brief biographies of Wallis's contemporaries and immediate predecessors, who are mentioned in this work II. Some observations on the development of notation during the seventeenth century, with specimens of notation then current III. List of Wallis's mathematical works, including his contributions to the Transactions Bibliography Index.
Responsibility: by J.F. Scott with a foreword by E.N. da C. Andrade.

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