Lamé, Gabriel

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Lamé, Gabriel


Born July 22, 1795, in Tours; died May 1, 1870, in Paris. French mathematician and engineer. Member of the Paris Academy of Science (1843).

Lamé was a professor at the École Polytechnique from 1832 to 1863 and at the University of Paris from 1848 to 1863. From 1820 to 1832 he worked in Russia at the Institute of Transportation Engineers in St. Petersburg. His investigations in mathematical physics and the theory of elasticity are of great importance. Lamé also developed the general theory of curvilinear coordinates and introduced a special class of functions (Lamé functions).


Leçons sur les coordonnées curvilignes et leurs divers applications. Paris, 1859.
Leçons sur la théorie analitique de la chaleur. Paris, 1861.
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