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The arithmetic of infinitesimals : John Wallis 1656

Author: John Wallis; Jacqueline A Stedall
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2004.
Series: Sources and studies in the history of mathematics and physical sciences.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Ouvrages avant 1800
Named Person: John Wallis; John Wallis
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Wallis; Jacqueline A Stedall
ISBN: 0387207090 9780387207094 1441919228 9781441919229
OCLC Number: 53937684
Description: xxxiv, 192 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Frontispiece: Title page of the Arithmetica infinitorum 1656 --
Introduction: The arithmetic of infinitesimals by Jacqueline A. Stedall --
An advertisement of the forthcoming Arithmetica infinitorum, Easter 1655 --
To the most distinguished and worthy gentleman and most skilled mathematician, Dr. William Oughtred, Rector of the church of Aldbury in the Country of Surrey --
To the most respected gentleman Doctor William Oughtred, most widely famed amongst mathematicians, by John Wallis, Savilian Professor of Geometry at Oxford --
Doctor William Oughtred: A response to the preceding letter (after the book went to press). In which he makes it known what he thought of that method --
The arithmetic of infinitesimals or a new method of inquiring into the quadrature of curves, and other more difficult mathematical problems.
Series Title: Sources and studies in the history of mathematics and physical sciences.
Other Titles: Arithmetica infinitorum.
Responsibility: translated from Latin to English with an introduction by Jacqueline A. Stedall.

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Provides an English translation of John Wallis's "Arithmetica Infinitorum", a key text on the seventeenth-century development of the calculus. This work displays the crucial mid-seventeenth-century  Read more...
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From the reviews: "John Wallis (1616-1703) was the most influential mathematician in England ... . in his Arithmetica infinitorum (Arithmetic of Infinites), he extended traditional algebra of finite Read more...

 
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