Maupertuis


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Maupertuis

(French mopɛrtɥi)
n
(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."
As the foursome try to figure out what is killing the people who are first enveloped in a "death cloud," they meet crippled, maniacal Baron Maupertuis and almost become his next victims.
Ha inumeras passagens que demonstram a preocupacao do homem em conhecer o futuro conforme relatos do Antigo e do Novo Testamento; das historias sobre a Idade Media; do Renascimento Italiano; do Seculo XVIII e as obras de Pierre Maupertuis, matematico frances; do Seculo XIX e o processo da Revolucao Industrial e o surgimento do pensamento racionalista-mecanicista sustentado nas obras de Descartes, Locke, Espinosa, Newton e Darwin; e do Seculo XX, com o romancista e futurologo ingles Herbert George Wells associando fatos do presente com ficcao cientifica (MORITZ, 2004).
March 6 'Maupertuis on the Survival of the Fittest', Nature, 7, p.
Later Pierre Maupertuis, who had studied Newtonian theory in London in 1728, together with other young scientists criticised Cassini's work and proposed an Arctic expedition to measure a degree much closer to the pole.
Between them they manage to foil the plot of Baron Maupertuis, who aimed to destroy the British Army with a strain of killer bees.
Le concours de la chanson francaise, "La Francophonie en poesie et dessins" par les eleves qui ont participe au Festival de poesie a Quebec, ainsi que la piece de theatre "Le Mensonge" jouee par les eleves du lycee "Rade Jovcevski Korcagin" de Skopje et "Maupertuis" de Saint-Malo ne sont que quelques exemples de la creativite et enthousiasme francophone de la jeune generation.