The Arithmetica infinitorum was a key text in the 17th-century transition from geometry to algebra and in the development of infinite series and the integral. –56 Arithmetica Infinitorum. (The Arithmetic of Infinitesimals) and De Sectionibus Conicis. (On Conic Sections). Elected Oxford University Archivist. Title, Arithmetica infinitorum. Author, John Wallis. Published, Original from, the Bavarian State Library. Digitized, Nov 19, Length, 4 pages.
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At the beginning of his mathematical career, John Wallis embarked on the work that was to be published in as the Arithmetica infinitorum. The book was his masterpiece and over the following ten or twenty years was to have a profound influence on the course of English mathematics.
Wallis was well aware of the importance of his work and later devoted the final quarter of A treatise of algebra describing the contents and implications of the Arithmetica infinitorumas developed in the book itself and by Newton and others in the years following its publication.
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William Oughtred’s Clavis 4 Rob’d of glories: Thomas Harriot and his Treatise on equations 5 Moving the Alps: John Wallis’s Arithmetica infinitorum 7 Catching Proteus: Reading between the lines: John Infiniforum Arithmetica infinitorum Reading between the lines: John Wallis’s Arithmetica infinitorum Chapter: John Wallis’s Arithmetica infinitorum Source: A Discourse Concerning Algebra Author s: Stedall Contributor Webpage Publisher: If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.
Title Pages Dedication Preface Acknowledgements 1 A large discourse concerning algebra 2 How algebra was entertained and cultivated in Europe 3 Ariadne’s thread: