# Mathematician:William Neile

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## Mathematician

English mathematician whose most important work was on the rectification of the semicubical parabola, which was an important stage in the development of calculus.

## Nationality

English

## History

- Born: 16 Dec 1637, Bishopsthorpe (near York), England
- 1652: Entered Wadham College, Oxford
- 1655: Matriculated
- 1657: Became the first person to find the arc length of an algebraic curve, by his rectification of the semicubical parabola
- 7 Jan 1663: Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society
- 11 April 1666: Became a member of the Council of the Royal Society
- 29 April 1669: Presented
*Hypothesis of Motion*to the Royal Society - Died: 24 Aug 1670, White Waltham, Berkshire, England

## Theorems and Definitions

- Neile's Parabola (also known as the Semicubical Parabola or the Cuspidal Cubic)

Definitions of concepts named for **William Neile** can be found here.

## Publications

- 1659: Contribution towards John Wallis's
*De Cycloide et de Corporibus inde Genitis* - 1669:
*Hypothesis of Motion*

## Also known as

His surname sometimes rendered as **Neil**.