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d'Alembert

(French dalɑ̃bɛr)
n
(Biography) Jean Le Rond (ʒɑ̃ lə rɔ̃). 1717–83, French mathematician, physicist, and rationalist philosopher, noted for his contribution to Newtonian physics in Traité de dynamique (1743) and for his collaboration with Diderot in editing the Encyclopédie

A•lem•bert, d'

(ˌdæl əmˈbɛər)
n.
Jean Le Rond (ʒɑ̃) 1717?–83, French mathematician, philosopher, and writer: associate of Diderot.
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Most recently, ASME recognized his numerous contributions to the field by awarding him the 2016 ASME d'Alembert Award.
Here, we should not trust the adjudications of the likes of Diderot and d'Alembert.
Jean le Rond d'Alembert, the famous editor of the Encyclopedie, declared it a "question of national honour not to let the Earth have a foreign shape, a figure imagined by an Englishman or a Dutchman".
According to the study, which was carried out in collaboration with the Institute Jean le Rond D'Alembert and the Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, the foam appears because of high concentration of carbon dioxide in carbonated beverages.
Dans la querelle litteraire qui oppose notamment Rousseau a d'Alembert, Sade se situe du cote de ce dernier et soutient donc l'utilite sociale de l'art dramatique.
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques (2004), Letter to D'Alembert and Writings for the Theater, University Press of New England.
Denis Diderot and Jean le Rond d'Alembert, University of Chicago: ARM, Encyclopedic Project [Spring 2011 Edition], ed.
L'article de l'Encyclopedie de Diderot et d'Alembert, redige par Louis de Joncourt, definit la singularite comme <<une affectation de moeurs, d'opinions, de manieres d'agir ou de s'habiller, contre l'usage ordinaire>> (8).
The mathematician Jean Rond d'Alembert [1717-1783] argued that these calculations were an oversimplification of behavior but he accepted the basic premise that
Although in western Europe, Voltaire's Histoire de l'empire de Russie never attained the popularity of his Histoire de Charles XII, it was welcomed by many eminent philosophes including both Diderot and d'Alembert, and in Russia itself the first volume was greeted by the Empress Elizabeth who immediately sent the French author a large sum of money, seemingly as a token of her appreciation, (39) though it should be noted that she never deigned to personally write the philosophe, only passing on a brief message though her intermediary, Shuvalov.
Knowing no sharp divide between the moderns and the ancients, Gerdil opposes Rousseau with diverse thinkers such as Bacon, Locke, D'Alembert, Seneca, Cicero, and Horace, saying that if Rousseau is right about nature and education, then the best of the philosophical and classical tradition are wrong.
In 1771, D'Alembert showed that a body projected vertically upwards deviates westward and calculated the distance from the launching point at which it will fall back, under the simplifying assumption of a location at the earth's equator in a vacuum.