Great Astronomers:  Pierre-Simon Laplace

Great Astronomers: Pierre-Simon Laplace

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Pierre-Simon, Marquis de Laplace (1749-1827), was a French mathematician and astronomer, sometimes referred to as the French Newton. His work was pivotal to the mathematical development of astronomy, physics, and statistics. He possessed a phenomenal mathematical ability, superior to that of any of his contemporaries.

Laplace summarized and extended the work of his predecessors in his five-volume Mécanique Céleste (Celestial Mechanics) (1799–1825). This work… (more)

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Language: English

Published in: 1907

Word count: 3,550 words (≈ 14 minutes)

Source: The Internet Archive http://archive.org/details/greatastronomers00balluoft

Copyright: Public Domain


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