Maupertuis


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Maupertuis

(French mopɛrtɥi)
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(Biography) Pierre Louis Moreau de (pjɛr lwi mɔro də). 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.
Contract notice: the consultation concerns the repair of the hydraulics and the regulation of the main boiler room of the lyce maupertuis of saint-malo.
In contrast, the general form of the least action principle by Maupertuis [23-25] accounts also for open paths, most notably for hyperbolic flyby trajectories that are asymmetric relative to the planet's rotation.
The historical origin of this concept can be traced back at least to Pierre Louis Maupertuis and Leonhard Euler in the eighteenth century.
RICHARD LAMBORN, "Thinking Nature, Pierre Maupertuis and the Charge of Error against Fermat and Leibniz.
Moreau de Maupertuis (8), un sabio, pero tambien un militar del arma de caballeria, los mosqueteros grises, que comparte y divide su lealtad como soldado entre los reyes de Francia y de Prusia.
Dall'indirizzo filosofico sensistico Leopardi traeva una seconda conseguenza, che lo metteva nel campo di materialisti come La Mettrie e Maupertuis piuttosto che nel filone moderato facente capo a Locke, il quale filone non aveva legato il sensismo al materialismo (5).
O pensamento de Newton penetrou no universo alemao na epoca de Frederico II, atraves da influencia de Voltaire e de Maupertuis na Academia de Berlim (CALINGER 1969, p.
Tras notar que no se lee a Wolf, Leibniz, Platon, Aristoteles, pero tampoco a Locke, descuido con el que se explica por que en muchas obras francesas existe "falta de metodo, y de solidez en los discursos" (125), cita la siguiente opinion de Pierre Louis Maupertuis, por otra parte un celebre defensor de Newton: "La Metafisica es, sin disputa alguna, la madre de las demas Ciencias, la Teoria que suministra los principios mas generales, el origen de la evidencia, y el fundamento de la certidumbre de nuestros conocimientos" (127).
Two of the brightest, wittiest men to grace Parisian salons volunteered for the expeditions: La Condamine and Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis.