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Jean le Rond d'Alembert
Jean-Baptiste le Rond d'Alembert, pastel by Maurice Quentin de La Tour
Jean-Baptiste le Rond d'Alembert

(1717-11-16)16 November 1717
Paris, France
Died 29 October 1783(1783-10-29) (aged 65)
Paris, France
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
Three-body problem
Awards Fellow of the Royal Society
Follow of the Institut de France
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics
Notable students Pierre-Simon Laplace

Jean-Baptiste le Rond d'Alembert (16 November 1717 – 29 October 1783) was a French mathematician, mechanician, physicist, philosopher, and music theorist. Until 1759 he was co-editor 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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