d'Alembert, Jean le Rond, 1717-1783

d'Alembert, Jean le Rond, 1717-1783



French mathematician, mechanician, physicist, philosopher, and music theorist. Until 1759 he was co-editor with Denis Diderot of the Encyclop├ędie. 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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Jean le Rond d'Alembert letter

Mss 779220
Identifier: Mss 779220
Date(s): 1779-03-20
Scope and Contents

Letter from Jean Lerond d'Alembert to M. de Croix, in Lille, Flandres. Writer is sending the table and marginal notes.