Definition of Pierre Simon de Laplace
1. Noun. French mathematician and astronomer who formulated the nebular hypothesis concerning the origins of the solar system and who developed the theory of probability (1749-1827).
Generic synonyms: Astronomer, Stargazer, Uranologist, Mathematician
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1. Clausewitzian Friction & Future War by Barry D. Watts (1996)
"... "clockwork" universe advocated most persuasively during Clausewitz's lifetime by the mathematical physicist Pierre Simon de Laplace (1749-1827). ..."
2. A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year by Edwin Emerson, Georg Gottfried Gervinus, Maurice Magnus (1901)
"On March 15, Marquis Pierre Simon de Laplace, one of the greatest mathematicians and physical astronomers of all time, died at Arcueil. ..."
3. Revolution in Measurement: Western European Weights and Measures Since the by Ronald Edward Zupko (1990)
"... James Howard Gore, Elements of Geodesy (New York, 1900); Jean Picard, Degr£ du Meridien entre Paris et Amiens (Paris, 1740); and Pierre Simon de Laplace ..."
4. Electric Waves: Being Researches on the Propagation of Electric Action with ...by Heinrich Hertz, Daniel Evan Jones by Heinrich Hertz, Daniel Evan Jones (1893)
"... 3 6105 030 161 819 H57 (continued from inside /' C 0 P . 3 A Philosophical Essay on Probabilities, Pierre Simon de Laplace „ Theory of Electronics, ..."
5. Methods and Styles in the Development of Chemistry by Joseph Stewart Fruton (2002)
"During the 17805, Lavoisier collaborated with Pierre Simon de Laplace in performing important thermochemical experiments, and in formulating the concept of ..."
6. Methods and Styles in the Development of Chemistry by Joseph Stewart Fruton (2002)
"During the 1780s, Lavoisier collaborated with Pierre Simon de Laplace in performing important thermochemical experiments, and in formulating the concept of ..."