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Transcript of John Wallis
1.) The civil war between the Royalists and Parliamentarians
2.) The death of Charles The First
3.) The first American Thanksgiving.
John Wallis was educated at Feldstead School, then was sent to Emmanuel College in Cambridge.
Three Contributions to Mathematics
1.) Wallis published a tract containing the solution of the problems on the cycloid which had been proposed by Pascal
2.) Wallis worked on a formula to decipher code letters
3.) Wallis published a treayise on conic sections in which they were defined analytically.
John Wallis married Susanna Glyde of Northiam, Sussex, on March 14, 1645. They had three children; 2 daughters (Anne& Elizabeth) and 1 son (John).
John wrote many books about math and at one point was the secretary to the clergy at Westmimster. He was appointed to the Savilian of geometry at Oxford.
John Wallis was born on November 22,1616 in Ashford, Kent, United Kingdom, and died at the age 87 on October 28,1703.
Two Interesting Events From His Life
1.) John first discovered mathematics from his 15 year old brother while on vacation.
2.) Wallis also invented a language for deaf-mutes.
A Short Account of the History of Mathematics by W.W. Rouse Ball (4th Edition, 1908).