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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wallis

John Wallis was an English mathematician who is given partial credit for the development of infinitesimal calculus. Between 1643 and 1689 he served as chief cryptographer for Parliament and, later, the royal court. He is credited with introducing the symbol ∞ for infinity. .... He stated, but did not prove, the corresponding result for a curve of the form y ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infinity

Infinity (symbol: ∞) is an abstract concept describing something without any bound or larger ... The ancient Indians and Greeks did not define infinity in precise formalism as does modern ..... apparent in 1890, when Giuseppe Peano introduced the space-filling curves, curved lines .... 113 –117; Jump up ^ Wallace 2004, pg.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infinity_symbol

The infinity symbol ∞ (sometimes called the lemniscate) is a mathematical symbol representing the concept of infinity. Contents. [hide]. 1 History; 2 Usage; 3 Modern symbolism; 4 Graphic design; 5 Encoding; 6 See also; 7 References. History[edit]. John Wallis introduced the infinity symbol to mathematical literature. ... Wallis did not explain his choice of this symbol, but it has been conjectured ...

www.britannica.com/biography/John-Wallis

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 ...

www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/John_Wallis

Oct 5, 2011 ... He is also credited with introducing the symbol ∞ for infinity. .... He states, but does not prove, the corresponding result for a curve of the form y ...

www.amazon.com/Everything-More-Compact-History-Infinity/dp/0393339289

Buy Everything and More: A Compact History of Infinity on Amazon.com ✓ FREE SHIPPING on qualified orders. ... David Foster Wallace (Author), Neal Stephenson (Introduction). 3.9 out of 5 ..... That being said, he still does a really good job.

mathforum.org/library/drmath/view/59141.html

What is the name for the infinity symbol (the on-its-side figure eight)? ... The sign [ infinity] to signify infinite number was introduced by John ...

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The order in an encyclopedia is an alphabetical one and does not lead to the .... Wallace opted to connect the idea of "infinity" with the infinity symbol, the ...

www.goodreads.com/book/show/821914.Everything_and_More

One of the outstanding voices of his generation, David Foster Wallace has ...... and that really does not do justice to the book -it really is more of a biography of ...