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Description - John Wallis by Benjamin Wardhaugh

John Wallis (1616-1703), was one of the foremost British mathematicians of the seventeenth century, and is also remembered for his important writings on grammar and logic. An interest in music theory led him to produce translations into Latin of three ancient Greek texts - those of Ptolemy, Porphyry and Bryennius - and involved him in discussions with Henry Oldenburg, the Secretary of the Royal Society, Thomas Salmon and other individuals as his ideas developed. The texts presented in this volume cover the relationship of ancient and modern tuning theory, the building of organs, the phenomena of resonance, and other musical topics.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780754668701
ISBN-10: 0754668703
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 254
Imprint: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Sep-2014
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Benjamin Wardhaugh

David Cram is an Emeritus Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford. His wide-ranging publications on the history of ideas about language in the seventeenth century include a co-edited edition of the works of George Dalgarno. Benjamin Wardhaugh is a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and the author of a number of works on the history of mathematics and its applications. He has edited the writings of Thomas Salmon and co-edited those of John Birchensha for this Ashgate series.

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