Image de l'éditeur

Correspondence of John Wallis (1616-1703): Volume IV (1672-April 1675) (Hardback)

Philip Beeley, Christoph J. Scriba

0 avis par Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0198569483 / ISBN 13: 9780198569480
Edité par Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2014
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
Vendeur The Book Depository US (London, Royaume-Uni)

Vendeur AbeBooks depuis 10 septembre 2013

Quantité : 1
Acheter neuf
Prix conseillé : 325.00
Prix: EUR 200,37 Autre devise
Livraison : EUR 0 De Royaume-Uni vers Etats-Unis Destinations, frais et délais
Ajouter au panier

A propos de cet article

Language: English . Brand New Book. The Correspondence of John Wallis (1616 -1703) is a critically acclaimed resource in the history of early modern science. Volume IV covers the period from 1672 to April 1675 and contains over eighty previously unpublished letters. It documents Wallis s role in the crucial debate over the method of tangents involving figures such as Sluse, James Gregory, Hudde, Barrow, Newton, and Christiaan Huygens. In this way it illuminates further an important part of the history of the calculus. Wallis s letters also provide valuable new insights into mathematical book production and the importance of the international exchange of books in the growth and dissemination of mathematical knowledge. We learn more about the part played by the intelligencer John Collins and the astronomer royal John Flamsteed in the edition of Jeremiah Horrox s Opera posthuma, published by Wallis in 1673. There are also new insights on the background to Wallis s early work on equations, and the reasons why he criticized Gaston Pardies s proposed tract on motion. The causes of the breakdown in Wallis s epistolary relation to Christiaan Huygens following the publication of the Horologium oscillatorium in 1673 are also revealed. Many letters reflect Wallis s active involvement in the Royal Society. Through the medium of correspondence the Savilian professor participated in numerous debates such as those over the anomalous suspension of mercury in the Torricellian tube or Hevelius s use of plain sights in positional astronomy. The volume allows us to gain a deeper understanding of the background to these debates. Furthermore, the volume throws important new light on the history of the University of Oxford and of the University Press in the early modern period. As keeper of the University Archives, Wallis was one of the institution s highest officers. Scarcely any event of note concerning the University did not require his involvement in some way, and this is reflected in numerous letters and documents which the volume publishes for the first time. N° de réf. du libraire AOP9780198569480

Poser une question au libraire

Détails bibliographiques

Titre : Correspondence of John Wallis (1616-1703): ...

Éditeur : Oxford University Press, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2014

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

A propos de ce titre

Synopsis :

The Correspondence of John Wallis (1616 -1703) is a critically acclaimed resource in the history of early modern science. Volume IV covers the period from 1672 to April 1675 and contains over eighty previously unpublished letters. It documents Wallis's role in the crucial debate over the method of tangents involving figures such as Sluse, James Gregory, Hudde, Barrow, Newton, and Christiaan Huygens. In this way it illuminates further an important part of the history of the calculus.

Wallis's letters also provide valuable new insights into mathematical book production and the importance of the international exchange of books in the growth and dissemination of mathematical knowledge. We learn more about the part played by the intelligencer John Collins and the astronomer royal John Flamsteed in the edition of Jeremiah Horrox's Opera posthuma, published by Wallis in 1673. There are also new insights on the background to Wallis's early work on equations, and the reasons why he criticized Gaston Pardies's proposed tract on motion. The causes of the breakdown in Wallis's epistolary relation to Christiaan Huygens following the publication of the Horologium oscillatorium in 1673 are also revealed.

Many letters reflect Wallis's active involvement in the Royal Society. Through the medium of correspondence the Savilian professor participated in numerous debates such as those over the anomalous suspension of mercury in the Torricellian tube or Hevelius's use of plain sights in positional astronomy. The volume allows us to gain a deeper understanding of the background to these debates. Furthermore, the volume throws important new light on the history of the University of Oxford and of the University Press in the early modern period. As keeper of the University Archives, Wallis was one of the institution's highest officers. Scarcely any event of note concerning the University did not require his involvement in some way, and this is reflected in numerous letters and documents which the volume publishes for the first time.

About the Author:


Philip Beeley, Research Fellow, Faculty of History and Linacre College, Oxford,Christoph J. Scriba, Professor Emeritus, University of Hamburg

Philip Beeley is Research Fellow in the Faculty of History and Fellow of Linacre College, Oxford. He has formerly held teaching and research posts at the Technical University Berlin, and at the universities of Hamburg and Munster, where he was associate editor of the Academy Edition of Leibniz's philosophical writings.
Christoph J. Scriba was Emeritus Professor at the University of Hamburg. After teaching for some years at universities in the USA and Toronto, and holding a research fellowship in Oxford, he became professor for the history of science at the Technical University Berlin (1969-75) and University of Hamburg (1975-95). He died in 2013.

Les informations fournies dans la section « A propos du livre » peuvent faire référence à une autre édition de ce titre.

Description de la librairie

Book Depository is an international bookseller. We ship our books to over 100 countries around the globe and we are always looking to add more countries to the list. We really, really love books and offer millions of titles, currently over 10 million of them, with this figure increasing daily. Living by our motto, 'Bookseller to the World', we focus on offering as many titles as possible to as many customers as possible. Most of our titles are dispatched within 2 business days of your order. Apart from publishers, distributors and wholesalers, we even list and supply books from other retailers! We hope you enjoy our selection and discover your new favorite book.

Visitez la page d?accueil du vendeur

Conditions de vente :

All books are shipped in New condition promptly, we are happy to accept returns up to 30 days from purchase. Orders usually ship within 1-2 business days. Domestic Shipments are sent by Royal Mail, and International by Priority Airmail. We are happy to accept returns up to 30 days from purchase. Please contact the seller directly if you wish to return an order. Name of business : The Book Depository Ltd Form of legal entity : A Limited Company Business address: The Book Depository, 60 Holborn Vi...

Pour plus d'information
Conditions de livraison :

Orders usually ship within 1-2 business days. Domestic Shipments are sent by Royal Mail, and International by Priority Airmail. We are happy to accept returns up to 30 days from purchase. Please contact the seller directly if you wish to return an order.

Afficher le catalogue du vendeur

Modes de paiement
acceptés par le vendeur

Visa Mastercard American Express Carte Bleue