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Jean le Rond d'Alembert



JeanBaptiste le Rond d'Alembert, pastel by Maurice Quentin de La Tour


Born 
JeanBaptiste le Rond d'Alembert
16 November 1717 Paris, France

Died  29 October 1783 Paris, France

(aged 65)
Nationality  French 
Alma mater  University of Paris 
Known for  D'Alembert criterion D'Alembert force D'Alembert's form of the principle of virtual work D'Alembert's formula D'Alembert equation D'Alembert's equation D'Alembert operator D'Alembert's paradox D'Alembert's principle D'Alembert system D'Alembert–Euler condition Tree of Diderot and d'Alembert Cauchy–Riemann equations Fluid mechanics Encyclopédie Threebody problem 
Awards  Fellow of the Royal Society Follow of the Institut de France 
Scientific career  
Fields  Mathematics Mechanics Physics Philosophy 
Notable students  PierreSimon Laplace 
JeanBaptiste le Rond d'Alembert (16 November 1717 – 29 October 1783) was a French mathematician, mechanician, physicist, philosopher, and music theorist. Until 1759 he was coeditor with Denis Diderot of the Encyclopédie. D'Alembert's formula for obtaining solutions to the wave equation is named after him. The wave equation is sometimes referred to as d'Alembert's equation.
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