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Invented the field of geometrical mechanics.
- 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.
- 1803: Eléments de statique
- 1834: Theorie nouvelle de la rotation des corps