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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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In addition, Gottsched translated a collection of texts relating to the Maupertuis affair of the early 1750s--Maupertuis being the President of the Prussian Academie des sciences who appeared bent on attacking the work of the Wolffians.
(9) Rob Iliffe, "'A platisseur du monde et de Cassini': Maupertuis, Precision Measurement, and the Shape of the Earth in the 1730s," History of Science, 31 (September, 1993), pp.
If Maupertuis had discussed the principles of epigenetic embryology, Buffon advanced the theory into a forbidden realm.
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. He also describes the physical effort and suffering endured in expeditions to some of the most inhospitable parts of the Earth, and how such suffering after truth rather than riches or fame elicited the sympathy of the literati for a time.
De otra parte, segun Octaviano y Puga (1997), Bellone y Maupertuis (2000) y Bardhan (1995), en condiciones de restricciones a la movilidad de la mano de obra, la mayor integracion economica puede fortalecer la polarizacion, al favorecer las regiones centrales donde se aglomeran las actividades con rendimientos crecientes y complementariedades, tales como el capital humano, las innovaciones y la investigacion y desarrollo.