John Wallis (3 December 1616 – 8 November 1703) was an English
mathematician who is given partial credit for the development of infinitesimal
calculus. Between 1643 and 1689 he served as chief...
He invented and introduced the symbol ∞ for infinity. This symbol found use in
treating a series of squares of indivisibles. His introduction of negative and ...
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Curiously, the prospect of time having no beginning did not perplex the. Greeks,
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we will see, fraught with .... In 1657 Wallis gives the symbol,. , which indicates an
He is also credited for analyzing the infinite series. He made many innovations
such as introducing the term 'continued fraction' and using the symbol for infinity ...
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