See also:born on the 23rd of
See also:September 1768 at
See also:Dysart in Fifeshire, where he received his school
See also:education . In 1784 his
See also:family removed to
See also:Edinburgh, where he himself was set to learn the
See also:trade of a bookbinder; but his taste for
See also:mathematics had already
See also:developed itself, and he made such use of his leisure
See also:hours that before the completion of his apprenticeship he had made considerable acquirements in
See also:algebra and astronomy . He was further assisted in his studies by
See also:John Robison (1739-1805) and John Playfair, to whom his abilities had become known . After various changes of situation, dictated mainly by a
See also:desire to gain
See also:time for study, he became assistant teacher of mathematics in the academy of Perth in 1794, and this
See also:post he exchanged in 1803 for a mathematical mastership in the Royal Military
See also:College at
See also:Marlow (afterwards at
See also:Sandhurst) . In 1819 he was chosen to succeed John
See also:Leslie in the
See also:chair of mathematics at Edinburgh, and in 1838, when compelled by
See also:health to retire, he received a
See also:government pension for
See also:life . He died in Edinburgh on the 28th of
See also:April 1843 . In his earlier years
See also:Wallace was an occasional contributor to Leybourne's Mathematical Repository and the
See also:Gentleman's Mathematical
See also:Companion . Between 1801 and 18ro he contributed articles on " Algebra," " Conic Sections," " Trigonometry," and several others in mathematical and
See also:physical science to the
See also:fourth edition of the
See also:Encyclopaedia Britannica, and some of these were retained in subsequent
See also:editions from the fifth to the eighth inclusive . He was also the author of the
See also:principal mathematical articles in the Edinburgh Encyclopaedia, edited by
See also:David Brewster (1808–1830) . He also contributed many important papers to the Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh . See Transactions of the
See also:Roy . Ast .
See also:Soc., 1844 .
SIR WILLIAM WALLACE (c. 1270-1305)
WILLIAM WALLACE (1844-1897)
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