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Jean le Rond d’Alembert

Jean le Rond d'Alembert

Jean le Rond d’Alembert

November 16, 1717, Paris – October 29, 1783

Jean-Baptiste le Rond d’Alembert was a French mathematician, mechanician, physicist, philosopher, music theorist.

Until 1759 he was also co-editor with Denis Diderot of the Encyclopédie. D’Alembert’s formula for obtaining solutions to the wave equation is named after him.

He is known for D’Alembert criterion, D’Alembert force, D’Alembert’s form of the principle of virtual work, D’Alembert’s formula, D’Alembert equation, D’Alembert operator, D’Alembert’s paradox, D’Alembert’s principle, D’Alembert system, D’Alembert–Euler condition, Tree of Diderot and d’Alembert, Cauchy–Riemann equations, Fluid mechanics Encyclopédie, Three-body problem.

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