Jean Le Rond d'Alembert

1717 - 1783

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Jean d'Alembert was a a French mathematician who was a pioneer in the study of differential equations and their use of in physics. He studied the equilibrium and motion of fluids.
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List of References (35 books/articles)

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Honours awarded to Jean d'Alembert
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Fellow of the Royal Society1748
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Paris street namesRue d'Alembert (14th Arrondissement)


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