Maupertuis


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Maupertuis

Pierre Louis Moreau de . 1698--1759, French mathematician, who originated the principle of least action (or Maupertuis principle)
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The whole question of the Netherland-Sumatra Company and of the colossal schemes of Baron Maupertuis are too recent in the minds of the public, and are too intimately concerned with politics and finance to be fitting subjects for this series of sketches.
I have drawn string besides you at La Roche-d'Errien, Romorantin, Maupertuis, Nogent, Auray, and other places.
Two of the brightest, wittiest men to grace Parisian salons volunteered for the expeditions: La Condamine and Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis.
Although it is her association, both intimate and intellectual, with Voltaire that is best known, she corresponded with Wolff, Euler, Maupertuis, Clairaut, Jurin, Jaquier, and Musschenbroek amongst others, and Diderot and La Mettrie valued her advice and friendship.
Later Pierre Maupertuis, who had studied Newtonian theory in London in 1728, together with other young scientists criticised Cassini's work and proposed an Arctic expedition to measure a degree much closer to the pole.
The invariance in the negative universe of trajectories of a body implied by the invariance in the negative universe of the differential classical laws of motion (34) and (35) for the body, established above can be alternatively formulated as the invariance in the negative universe of the variational formula of Maupertuis.
The ultimate advocates of this "French Newton" were, Shank tells us, Pierre-Louis de Maupertuis (on a more strictly scientific level), and more eloquently (demagogically?
Maupertuis and the Sciences in the Enlightenment (Chicago and London, 2002), pp.
Rather he delves into how the controversy wrought an extraordinary contest of philosophies and led to ongoing strife in the academies involving such luminaries as Descartes, Newton, Voltaire, and Maupertuis.
Voltaire, Madame du Chatelet, Maupertuis were my imaginary best friends--which is normal when you're tour years old, but not 48.
called Forerunners of Darwin: 1745-1859, and especially to the essays on Kant and race, Maupertuis and genetics, and Cuvier on time and the fossil record of the Paris Basin.