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Laplace, Pierre Simon marquis de 1749-1827

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Works: 899 works in 2,469 publications in 7 languages and 15,859 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Conference papers and proceedings  Portraits  Outlines and syllabi  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Dedicatee, Other, Correspondent, Contributor, Annotator, Publishing director, Translator, wpr
Classifications: QA273, 509.2
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Exposition du système du monde by Pierre Simon Laplace( Book )

115 editions published between 1795 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work of the Marquis de Laplace (1749-1827) was enormously influential on the development of mathematical physics, astronomy and statistics. His Exposition du système du monde (first published in 1796) is often regarded as the most important book on mechanics after Newton's Principia Mathematica, and the elegance and clarity of its style won Laplace a seat in the Académie Française. The book, which was translated into English in 1809, was intended to 'offer a complete solution of the great mechanical problem presented by the solar system'. It was in this work that Laplace offered his nebular hypothesis, which proposed that the solar system originated from the contraction and cooling of a cloud of incandescent gas. The book, here in its second edition of 1799, is an introduction to Laplace's multi-volume masterpiece, the Traité de Mécanique Céleste, of which Mary Somerville's English version is also reissued in this series
Théorie analytique des probabilités by Pierre Simon Laplace( Book )

79 editions published between 1812 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traité de mécanique céleste by Pierre Simon Laplace( Book )

82 editions published between 1798 and 1967 in 4 languages and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical essay on probabilities by Pierre Simon Laplace( Book )

16 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic of science, this famous essay by "the Newton of France" introduces lay readers to the concepts and uses of probability theory. It is of especial interest today as an application of mathematical techniques to problems in social and biological sciences. Generally recognized as the founder of the modern phase of probability theory, Laplace here applies the principles and general results of his theory "to the most important questions of life, which are, in effect, for the most part, problems in probability." Thus, without the use of higher mathematics, he demonstrates the application of probability to games of chance, physics, reliability. of witnesses, astronomy, insurance, democratic government and many other areas. General readers will find it an exhilarating experience to follow Laplace's nontechnical application of mathematical techniques to the appraisal, solution and/or prediction of the outcome of many types of problems. Skilled mathematicians, too, will enjoy and benefit from seeing how one of the immortals of science expressed so many complex ideas in such simple terms
Œuvres complètes de Laplace by Pierre Simon Laplace( Book )

49 editions published between 1835 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A philosophical essay on probabilities by Pierre Simon Laplace( Book )

6 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mécanique céleste by Pierre Simon Laplace( Book )

23 editions published between 1829 and 1839 in 3 languages and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of five classic volumes of the works by the Marquis de Laplace on celestial mechanics
Celestial mechanics by Pierre Simon Laplace( Book )

3 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A philosophical essay on probabilities by Pierre Simon Laplace( Book )

15 editions published in 1951 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oeuvres de Laplace by Pierre Simon Laplace( )

20 editions published between 1843 and 1846 in French and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essai philosophique sur les probabilités by Pierre Simon Laplace( )

11 editions published in 1814 in French and Undetermined and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The system of the world by Pierre Simon Laplace( Book )

17 editions published between 1809 and 1976 in English and French and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ueber die anziehung homogener ellipsoide. Abhandlungen von Laplace (1782), Ivory (1809), Gauss (1813), Chasles (1838) und Dirichlet (1839) by A Wangerin( )

8 editions published between 1890 and 1914 in German and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Théorie du mouvement et de la figure elliptique des planetes by Pierre Simon Laplace( )

15 editions published between 1784 and 1971 in French and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traité élémentaire d'astronomie physique by Jean-Baptiste Biot( )

6 editions published in 1810 in French and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Précis de l'histoire de l'astronomie by Pierre Simon Laplace( Book )

29 editions published between 1821 and 2015 in French and Undetermined and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essai philosophique sur les probabilités by Pierre Simon Laplace( Book )

51 editions published between 1814 and 2009 in French and Undetermined and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work of the Marquis de Laplace (1749-1827) was enormously influential in the development of mathematical physics, astronomy and statistics. Educated in Normandy, he moved to Paris on obtaining a letter of introduction to d'Alembert, who acted as his mentor while he undertook teaching and independent research in probability, statistics and astronomy. Laplace survived the turmoil of the French Revolution, the rise of Napoleon and the restoration of the Bourbons by a series of manoeuvres which gave him a reputation for insincerity and hypocrisy even among his peers who could correctly assess his contributions to science. His Essai philosophique sur les probabilités, first published in 1814, and of which the fifth edition, revised by the author, is presented here, is a fundamental work which establishes six principles of probability in mathematical terms
A philosophical essay on probabilities by Pierre Simon Laplace( Book )

13 editions published in 1902 in English and Undetermined and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elementary illustrations of the Celestial mechanics of Laplace : part the first, comprehending the first book by Pierre Simon Laplace( Book )

13 editions published between 1821 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoir on heat by Antoine Laurent Lavoisier( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Πιέρ Σιμόν Λαπλάς Γάλλος μαθηματικός, αστρονόμος και φιλόσοφος

Лаплас

Лаплас 1749-1827

Лаплас маркиз

Лаплас Пьер Симон

Лаплас (Пьер Симон), 1749-1827

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Пьер-Симон Лаплас французский математик, физик и астроном

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П'єр-Симон Лаплас французький математик і астроном

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بيير لابلاس

بيير لابلاس رياضي وفلكي فرنسي

پئیر سیموں لاپلاس

پیر سیمون لاپلاس ریاضی‌دان، ستاره‌شناس، و فیزیک‌دان فرانسوی

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साइमन लाप्लास

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పియర్ సైమన్ లాప్లేస్ ఒక ప్రముఖ ఫ్రెంచి గణిత శాస్త్రవేత్త మరియు ఖగోళ శాస్త్రజ్ఞుడు.

ಪಿಯರೆ ಸೈಮನ್ ಲ್ಯಾಪ್ಲೇಸ್

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라플라스, 피에르 시몽 1749-1827

라플라스, 피에르-시몽 드 1749-1827

피에르시몽 라플라스

ピエール=シモン・ラプラス フランスの数学者、天文学者

ラプラス

ラプラス, ピエール = シモン

拉普拉斯

皮埃尔-西蒙·拉普拉斯

皮耶-西蒙·拉普拉斯 法蘭西的數學家,天文學家

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French (467)

English (152)

German (17)

Russian (6)

Italian (2)

Spanish (2)

Latin (1)