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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
16 November 1717
|Died||29 October 1783
|Alma mater||University of Paris|
|Known for||D'Alembert criterion
D'Alembert's form of the principle of virtual work
Tree of Diderot and d'Alembert
|Awards||Fellow of the Royal Society
Follow of the Institut de France
|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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