# Mathematician:Louis François Antoine Arbogast

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## Mathematician

French mathematician, and later politician, who pioneered the concept of discontinuous functions, further developing the work of Leonhard Paul Euler in this field.

This work was developed further by Augustin Louis Cauchy.

The first to conceive the calculus as a set of operational symbols.

Also the first to publish what is now known as Faà di Bruno's Formula.

Responsible for the law which introduced the decimal metric system to France.

## Nationality

French

## History

- Born: 4 October 1759 in Mutzig, Alsace
- Died: 18 April 1803 in Strasbourg, France

## Theorems

- Faà di Bruno's Formula (despite its name)

## Publications

- 1800:
*Du Calcul des Dérivations*, in which what is now known as Faà di Bruno's Formula first appeared