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 (lə-pläs′, lä-), Marquis Pierre Simon de 1749-1827.
French mathematician and astronomer noted for his theory of a nebular origin of the solar system and his investigations into gravity and the stability of planetary motion.
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(French laplas)
(Biography) Pierre Simon (pjɛr simɔ̃), Marquis de Laplace. 1749–1827, French mathematician, physicist, and astronomer. He formulated the nebular hypothesis (1796). He also developed the theory of probability
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Pierre Simon, Marquis de, 1749–1827, French astronomer and mathematician.
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However, they became reassured as to the fate of future generations on being apprised that, according to the calculations of Laplace, this acceleration of motion is confined within very restricted limits, and that a proportional diminution of speed will be certain to succeed it.
I wish to consult a very excellent monograph on Laplace's hypothesis, which I understand is in a certain private collection in New York City.
Gay-Lussac the chemist, Laplace the astronomer, Larrey the surgeon, de Suze the advocate, are here, and with them are Talma, Bellini, Rubini; de Balzac, Beaumarchais, Beranger; Moliere and Lafontaine, and scores of other men whose names and whose worthy labors are as familiar in the remote by-places of civilization as are the historic deeds of the kings and princes that sleep in the marble vaults of St.
"Laplace has calculated that a force five times greater than that of our gun would suffice to send a meteor from the moon to the earth, and there is not one volcano which has not a greater power of propulsion than that."
Newton and Laplace need myriads of age and thick-strewn celestial areas.
A youth enlightened by gleams by Parisian life soon measures the frightful distance that separates him from the head- clerkship, a distance which no mathematician, neither Archimedes, nor Leibnitz, nor Laplace has ever reckoned, the distance that exists between 0 and the figure 1.
Memorials may be made to LaPlace United Methodist Church.
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In the chapter "What Determines What Will Happen," he seems chagrined that Newton, after masterfully presenting his system of the world, concludes that it "could not have its Origin from any other than from the wise Conduct and Dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being."Laplace, on the other hand, almost perfectly expressed Carroll's key premise when he articulated the concept that if, at one instant, for every particle in the universe, its position and the forces acting on it were known, then the course of the universe would be determined for all time going both forward and back.
Or so Pierre-Simon Laplace suggested in 1814 when he postulated that if an omniscient demon knew everything about the universe at any one moment, it would be able to predict everything that will happen and everything that has happened.
This concept of improper fuzzy Riemann integral was later exploited by Allahviranloo and Ahmadi in [10] to introduce the fuzzy Laplace transform, which they used to solve some first-order fuzzy differential equations (FDEs).