# Mathematician:Louis Poinsot

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## Mathematician

French mathematician and physicist best known for his work in geometry and the embryonic field of graph theory.

Invented the field of geometrical mechanics.

## Nationality

French

## History

- Born: January 3rd, 1777 in Paris, France.
- Died: December 5th 1859 in Paris, France.

## Theorems and Inventions

- Poinsot's Construction
- Kepler-Poinsot Polyhedra (with Johannes Kepler), otherwise known as Poinsot solids.

Definitions of concepts named for **Louis Poinsot** can be found here.

## Publications

- 1803:
*ElĂ©ments de statique* - 1834:
*Theorie nouvelle de la rotation des corps*

## Sources

- 1991: David Wells:
*Curious and Interesting Geometry*... (previous) ... (next): A Chronological List Of Mathematicians - 2008: David Nelson:
*The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics*(4th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next):**Poinsot, Louis**(1777-1859)