Person: Wallis, John


John Wallis was an English mathematician who built on Cavalieri's method of indivisibles to devise a method of interpolation. Using Kepler's concept of continuity he discovered methods to evaluate integrals.

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Born 23 November 1616, Ashford, Kent, England. Died 28 October 1703, Oxford, England.

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Algebra, Analysis, Ancient Indian, Geography, Geometry, Origin England, Number Theory, Puzzles And Problems, Special Numbers And Numerals

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  1. O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive