Abraham de Moivre facts for kids
|Abraham de Moivre|
Abraham de Moivre
|Born||26 May 1667
Vitry-le-François, Champagne, France
|Died||27 November 1754
|Alma mater||Academy of Saumur
Collège de Harcourt
|Academic advisors||Jacques Ozanam|
|Known for||De Moivre's formula
Theorem of de Moivre–Laplace
Abraham de Moivre was a French mathematician. He is known for his works on probability theory. He also did a lot of research in trigonometry.De Moivre's formula connects complex numbers and trigonometry. As he was a Huguenot, he was forced to emigrate to England. He was a friend of Isaac Newton, Edmund Halley, and James Stirling. Among his fellow Huguenot exiles in England, he was a colleague of the editor and translator Pierre des Maizeaux.
De Moivre wrote a book on probability theory, The Doctrine of Chances, said to have been prized by gamblers. De Moivre first discovered Binet's formula, the closed-form expression for Fibonacci numbers linking the nth power of the golden ratio φ to the nth Fibonacci number.
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