Pierre Simon, Marquis de Laplace

Standard Name: Laplace, Pierre Simon,,, Marquis de


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Friends, Associates Mary Somerville
In Paris the Somervilles met Pierre Simon Laplace , Siméon Poisson , Louis Poinsot , Émile Mathieu , François Arago , Jean-Baptiste Biot , Alexis Bouvard , Georges Cuvier , Alexander von Humboldt , and Joseph-Louis Gay-Lussac .
Patterson, Elizabeth Chambers. Mary Somerville and the Cultivation of Science, 1815-1840. Martinus Nijhoff.
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Occupation Mary Somerville
MS and her husband , at the behest of a group of Cambridge's mathematical scholars impressed with her work on Laplace , arrived at Cambridge University for a week-long stay.
Patterson, Elizabeth Chambers. Mary Somerville and the Cultivation of Science, 1815-1840. Martinus Nijhoff.
Occupation Mary Somerville
She purchased a significant collection of advanced mathematical texts—primarily recent French works—as a basis for her studies. She developed a useful mathematical correspondence with Wallace, and she engaged his brother John to read Pierre Simon Laplace
Textual Production Mary Somerville
On behalf of the Society for Diffusing Useful Knowledge , Henry, Lord Brougham , wrote to MS 's husband to propose that she translate into English the advanced French astronomical mathematics of Laplace 's Méchanique Céleste.
Patterson, Elizabeth Chambers. “Mary Fairfax Greig Somerville (1780-1872)”. Women of Mathematics: A Biobiliographic Sourcebook, edited by Louise S. Grinstein and Paul J. Campbell, Greenwood Press, pp. 208-16.
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Somerville, Mary. Personal Recollections, from Early Life to Old Age, of Mary Somerville. Editor Somerville, Martha, Roberts Brothers.
Textual Production Mary Somerville
John Murray of London published Mechanism of the Heavens, MS 's popular rendering of Pierre Simon Laplace 's seminal astronomical text Méchanique Céleste.
An e-text of this book, with an appendix of some...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Mary Somerville
This explanatory text introduced Laplace 's Méchanique Céleste, provided a summary of French analysis, and simplified explanations of the principles of French astronomy. MS 's Preliminary Dissertation was printed in London, and was...


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Pierre Simon, Marquis de Laplace,. Mechanism of the Heavens. Translator Somerville, Mary, John Murray, 1831.