Catching Proteus: the collaborations of Wallis and Brounker. I. Squaring the circle

@article{Stedall2000CatchingPT,
  title={Catching Proteus: the collaborations of Wallis and Brounker. I. Squaring the circle},
  author={Jacqueline Anne Stedall},
  journal={Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London},
  year={2000},
  volume={54},
  pages={293 - 316}
}
William Brouncker ( ca. 1620–1684) was the inaugural President of The Royal Society, and John Wallis (1616–1703) one of its founder members. The two collaborated closely during the 1650s on some original and unusual mathematics, but while Wallis acquired a lasting reputation, Brouncker9s work is no longer well known. The two parts of this paper analyse the joint work of Wallis and Brouncker and attempt to separate their respective contributions and very different mathematical styles. The main… CONTINUE READING

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