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## How algebra was entertained and cultivated in Europe

*Jacqueline A. Stedall*

### in A Discourse Concerning Algebra: English Algebra to 1685

- Published in print:
- 2003
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198524953
- eISBN:
- 9780191711886
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524953.003.0002
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter discusses the development of algebra in Europe. Topics covered include the origins from which European algebra began to evolve and from which it took its name; The Liber abbaci (1202) of ... More

## Reading between the lines: John Wallis's Arithmetica infinitorum

*Jacqueline A. Stedall*

### in A Discourse Concerning Algebra: English Algebra to 1685

- Published in print:
- 2003
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198524953
- eISBN:
- 9780191711886
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524953.003.0006
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

At the beginning of his mathematical career, John Wallis embarked on the work that was to be published in 1656 as the Arithmetica infinitorum. The book was his masterpiece and over the following ten ... More

## A large discourse concerning algebra

*Jacqueline A. Stedall*

### in A Discourse Concerning Algebra: English Algebra to 1685

- Published in print:
- 2003
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198524953
- eISBN:
- 9780191711886
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524953.003.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter begins with a brief discussion of the first substantial history of algebra published in 1685 by John Wallis, Savilian Professor of Geometry at Oxford. A profile of Wallis is given, ... More

## Catching Proteus: the mathematics of William Brouncker

*Jacqueline A. Stedall*

### in A Discourse Concerning Algebra: English Algebra to 1685

- Published in print:
- 2003
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198524953
- eISBN:
- 9780191711886
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524953.003.0007
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

William, Viscount Brouncker (c.1620-1684) was once described by Sir Kenelm Digby as one of ‘the greatest mathematicians of the age’. He was chosen by Charles II as the inaugural President of the ... More

## ‘Many pretty things worth looking into’

*Jacqueline A. Stedall*

### in A Discourse Concerning Algebra: English Algebra to 1685

- Published in print:
- 2003
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198524953
- eISBN:
- 9780191711886
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524953.003.0008
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This final chapter looks at some of the reactions to A treatise of algebra immediately after its publication and since, and draws together a few observations on Wallis' perspective on algebra and on ... More

## The Mathematical Sciences and New Philosophies

*Mordechai Feingold*

### in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume IV Seventeenth-Century Oxford

- Published in print:
- 1997
- Published Online:
- October 2011
- ISBN:
- 9780199510146
- eISBN:
- 9780191700958
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199510146.003.0007
- Subject:
- History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Shortly after turning eighty, the Savilian professor of geometry John Wallis penned his apologia pro vita sua, in the course of which he indicated that during his student days at Cambridge University ... More

## A Discourse Concerning Algebra: English Algebra to 1685

*Jacqueline A. Stedall*

- Published in print:
- 2003
- Published Online:
- September 2007
- ISBN:
- 9780198524953
- eISBN:
- 9780191711886
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524953.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This book provides an accessible account of the rise of algebra in England from the medieval period to the later years of the 17th century. The book includes new research and is the most detailed ... More

## Arabic Learning after the Restoration

*G. J. Tommer*

### in Eastern Wisedome and Learning: The Study of Arabic in Seventeenth-Century England

- Published in print:
- 1996
- Published Online:
- October 2011
- ISBN:
- 9780198202912
- eISBN:
- 9780191675591
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202912.003.0009
- Subject:
- History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses Arabic studies in England after the Restoration. Edward Pococke published the complete Abu 'l-Faraj with translation. His concern for the welfare of the Arabic-speaking ... More

## John Wallis

*Raymond Flood and John Fauvel*

### in Oxford Figures: Eight Centuries of the Mathematical Sciences

- Published in print:
- 2013
- Published Online:
- January 2014
- ISBN:
- 9780199681976
- eISBN:
- 9780191761737
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681976.003.0006
- Subject:
- Mathematics, History of Mathematics

In this chapter we describe the appointment of Civil War code-breaker John Wallis to the Savilian Chair of Geometry, and outline his mathematical achievements over the ensuing fifty-four years. ... More

## The Learned Press: Geography, Science, and Mathematics

*Vittoria Feola and Scott Mandelbrote*

### in The History of Oxford University Press: Volume I: Beginnings to 1780

- Published in print:
- 2013
- Published Online:
- August 2014
- ISBN:
- 9780199557318
- eISBN:
- 9780191772320
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557318.003.0011
- Subject:
- History, Cultural History, Economic History

This chapter surveys works on the natural and physical sciences, geography and mathematics, and discusses how from the mid-seventeenth century new scholarship worked to capitalize on the ... More

## The Method of Series

*Niccolò Guicciardini*

### in Isaac Newton on Mathematical Certainty and Method

- Published in print:
- 2009
- Published Online:
- August 2013
- ISBN:
- 9780262013178
- eISBN:
- 9780262258869
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- The MIT Press
- DOI:
- 10.7551/mitpress/9780262013178.003.0007
- Subject:
- History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the method of series developed in Newton’s De Analysi per aequationes numero terminorum infinitas. Newton’s method in the use of infinite series was heavily derived from the ... More

## The Fell Era 1658–1686

*Vivienne Larminie*

### in The History of Oxford University Press: Volume I: Beginnings to 1780

- Published in print:
- 2013
- Published Online:
- August 2014
- ISBN:
- 9780199557318
- eISBN:
- 9780191772320
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Oxford University Press
- DOI:
- 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557318.003.0004
- Subject:
- History, Cultural History, Economic History

The appointment of Samuel Clarke as Architypographus in 1658, the establishment of a new Delegacy of the Press in 1662 and the installation of presses owned by the University in the new Sheldonian ... More

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