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Laplace, Pierre Simon marquis de 1749-1827

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Works: 826 works in 2,255 publications in 6 languages and 14,981 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Outlines and syllabi  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Contributor, Correspondent, Other, Dedicatee, Annotator, Publishing director, Translator, wpr
Classifications: QA273, 509.2
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A philosophical essay on probabilities by Pierre Simon Laplace( Book )

56 editions published between 1902 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exposition du système du monde by Pierre Simon Laplace( Book )

190 editions published between 1795 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 873 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 )

90 editions published between 1812 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical essay on probabilities by Pierre Simon Laplace( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre-Simon Laplace (1749-1827) is remembered among probabilitists today particularly for his "Theorie analytique des probabilites", published in 1812. The "Essai philosophique dur les probabilites" is his introduction for the second edition of this work. Here Laplace provided a popular exposition on his "Theorie". The "Essai", based on a lecture on probability given by Laplace in 1794, underwent sweeping changes, almost doubling in size, in the various editions published during Laplace's lifetime. Translations of various editions in different languages have apeared over the years. The only English translation of 1902 reads awkwardly today. This is a thorough and modern translation based on the recent re-issue, with its voluminous notes, of the fifth edition of 1826, with preface by Rene Thom and postscript by Bernard Bru. In the second part of the book, the reader is provided with an extensive commentary by the translator including valuable histographical and mathematical remarks and various proofs
The system of the world by Pierre Simon Laplace( Book )

26 editions published between 1809 and 1979 in English and French and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

31 editions published between 1821 and 2015 in French and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoir on heat by Antoine Laurent Lavoisier( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 168 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( Book )

25 editions published between 1890 and 1914 in German and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1821 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published in 1921 in French and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1784 and 1971 in French and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophischer Versuch über die Wahrscheinlichkeit by Pierre Simon Laplace( Book )

13 editions published between 1819 and 2009 in German and English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondance de Pierre Simon Laplace (1749-1827) by Pierre Simon Laplace( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La correspondance jusqu'ici inédite de Pierre-Simon Laplace constitue un corpus d'une valeur inestimable pour l'histoire des sciences. Les échanges épistolaires de ce savant avec le monde scientifique de son temps forment un complément indispensable à l'étude et la compréhension de ses travaux dans le domaine des mathématiques, de l'astronomie et de la théorie des probabilités
Celestial mechanics by Pierre Simon Laplace( Book )

4 editions published in 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traité de mecanique céleste by Pierre Simon Laplace( Book )

29 editions published between 1798 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opinion de M. le comte Laplace, sur le projet de loi relatif à l'exportation des grains by Pierre Simon Laplace( Book )

6 editions published in 1814 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Kant-Laplace'sche Theorie; Ideen zur Weltentstehung von Immanuel Kant und Pierre Laplace by Immanuel Kant( Book )

4 editions published in 1925 in German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre Simon Laplace, 1749-1827 : a determined scientist by Roger Hahn( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Roger Hahn, who has devoted years to researching Laplace's life, has compiled a rich archive of his scientific correspondence. In this compact biography, also based in part on unpublished private papers, Hahn follows Laplace's journey from would-be priest in the provinces to Parisian academician, popularizer of science during the French Revolution, religious skeptic, and supporter of Napoleon. By the end of his life, Laplace had become a well-rewarded dean of French science." "In this first full-length biography, Hahn illuminates the man in his historical setting."--Jacket
Pierre-Simon Laplace, 1749-1827 : a life in exact science by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre-Simon Laplace was among the most influential scientists in history. Often referred to as the lawgiver of French science, he is known for his technical contributions to exact science, for the philosophical point of view he developed in the presentation of his work, and for the leading part he took in forming the modern discipline of mathematical physics. His two most famous treatises were the five-volume Traite de mecanique celeste (1799-1825) and Theorie analytique des probabilites (1812). In the former, he demonstrated mathematically the stability of the solar system in accordance with the universal Newtonian law of gravity. In the latter, he developed probability from a set of miscellaneous problems concerning games, averages, mortality, and insurance risks. These estimates of error and statistical inferences could be applied to social, medical, and legal matters, as well as to the physical sciences. This book traces the development of Laplace's research program and of his participation in the Academy of Science during the last decades of the Old Regime into the early years of the French Revolution
 
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Philosophical essay on probabilities
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Πιέρ Σιμόν Λαπλάς Γάλλος μαθηματικός, αστρονόμος και φιλόσοφος

Лаплас

Лаплас 1749-1827

Лаплас (Пьер Симон), 1749-1827

Лаплас Пьер Симонде

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Пьер-Симон Лаплас французский математик, физик и 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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라플라스, 피에르 시몽 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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