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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 
Fields  Mathematics Mechanics Physics Philosophy 
Alma mater  University of Paris 
Notable students  PierreSimon Laplace 
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 
Notable awards  Fellow of the Royal Society Follow of the Institut de France 
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.