Mathematician:Pierre Louis Moreau de Maupertuis

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Mathematician

French mathematician, philosopher and man of letters.

Credited with having invented the principle of least action.


Nationality

French


History

  • Born: 1698 in Saint Malo, France (precise date unknown, but probably September)
  • Baptised: 28 September 1698 in Saint Malo, France
  • Died: 27 July 1759 in Basel, Switzerland


Theorems and Definitions

Results named for Pierre Louis Moreau de Maupertuis can be found here.


Publications

  • 1732: Figures des astres
  • 1741: Loi du repos des corps (Law of bodies at rest)
  • 1744: Accord de plusieurs lois naturelles qui avaient paru jusqu'ici incompatibles (Agreement of several natural laws that had hitherto seemed to be incompatible)
  • 1746: Loix du mouvement et du repos (Laws of movement and rest)
  • 1750: Essai de cosmologie (Essay on cosmology)


Also known as

Some sources hyphenate: Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis


Sources