en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wallis

He is also credited with **introducing the symbol** {\infty} for **infinity**. He similarly .....
Secretary of the Royal Society, sent a colleague to investigate how Wallis **did** it.

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Everything and More: A Compact History of Infinity [David Foster Wallace, Neal ...
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Wallace opted to connect the idea of "infinity" with the infinity symbol, the ...
Wallace did not receive an academic training in science the way Pynchon did.

www.math.tamu.edu/~dallen/history/infinity.pdf

time, introduces the ideas of the infinitesimal and the infinite process. In this spirit,
the circle ... Curiously, the prospect of time having no beginning did not perplex
the. Greeks, nor other .... In 1657 Wallis gives the symbol,. , which indicates an ...

www.theguardian.com/books/2003/oct/18/featuresreviews.guardianreview9

Oct 18, 2003 ... Everything and More: A Compact History of Infinity ... Brian Clegg begins at the
beginning, introducing one great name after another until, with ... David Foster
Wallace starts straight in with Cantor but takes a look back at his ... is remote in
sense from the mathematical symbol for infinity, the invention of the ...

observer.com/2003/11/proliferating-paradoxes-infinity-lost-in-translation/

Nov 17, 2003 ... There were some good signs: The jacket portrait shows the author sitting in ... To
Mr. Wallace's credit, he doesn't dwell on the infinity/crazy connection. ... Zeno
introduced the idea-to the West, at least-that infinities are a peck of ... Cantor then
did the unthinkable, finding different “sizes” of infinity-s...

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Oct 17, 2003 ... To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. .... (One thesis of
Neal Stephenson's introduction is that this was a .... I've now read everything that
David Foster Wallace published in ..... I gave it an earnest try, swear I did, but,
alas, after a certain point I was pretty much just reading to...

www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2012/dec/06/new-brilliant-start/

Dec 6, 2012 ... Infinite Jest, Max wrote in The New Yorker, was a ... It happens when Max is
introducing a person in Wallace's life called Big Craig. .... But he did. ... There
could be no more dramatic symbol of the depth of trouble that the ...

repository.upenn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1001&context=uhf_2011

Apr 1, 2011 ... matter of our manipulating abstractions until the noun 'infinity' has no real referent
? —David Foster .... Wallace introduces the culture of substance abuse at .... It is
even possible to prove rigorously (as Cantor did) that these ..... The rocket is the
twentieth century symbol of Eschaton—horrifically potent b...

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Infinite Jest - Infinite Jest Introduction Wallace's fictional narrative Infinite Jest is
an epic ...... But these abstract numbers, simply symbols that conjure an ...