The Correspondence of John Wallis (1616-1703): Volume 1 (1641 - 1659) by Philip BeeleyThe Correspondence of John Wallis (1616-1703): Volume 1 (1641 - 1659) by Philip Beeley

The Correspondence of John Wallis (1616-1703): Volume 1 (1641 - 1659)

byPhilip Beeley, Christoph J. Scriba

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This is the first volume of a six volume compendium on the correspondences of John Wallis (1616-1703). Wallis was Savilian Professor of Geometry at Oxford from 1649 until his death, and was a founding member of the Royal Society and a central figure in the scientific and intellectual historyof England. Along with his role as decipherer on the Parlimentary side during the Civil War, he prepared the ground for the discovery of infinitesimal calculus by Newton and Leibniz and played a decisive role in modernization of English mathematics. This volume provides fascinating insight into thelife of Wallis through his correspondences with intellectual and political figures of the latter part of the 17th century.

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Philip Beeley is at Westfalische Wilhelms-Universitat, Munster. Christoph Scriba is a Professor Emeritus, Universitat Hamburg, Germany.
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Title:The Correspondence of John Wallis (1616-1703): Volume 1 (1641 - 1659)Format:HardcoverDimensions:700 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.66 inPublished:August 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroductionEditorial Principles and AbbreviationsCorrespondence (198 individual correspondences including Wallis to Fermat, R.Cromwell, Huygens, Digby, Poole, Brouncker)Biographies of CorrespondentsList of ManuscriptsBibliographyList of LettersIndex