John Wallis

1616 - 1703

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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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List of References (33 books/articles)

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  1. Aubrey's Brief Lives entry

Honours awarded to John Wallis
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Fellow of the Royal Society1663
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