References for Pierre-Simon Laplace

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  1. R Fox, C S Gillespie, I Grattan-Guinness, Biography in Dictionary of Scientific Biography (New York 1970-1990).
    http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-2830902477.html
  2. Biography in Encyclopaedia Britannica.
    http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9047167/Pierre-Simon-marquis-de-Laplace

Books:

  1. E T Bell, Men of Mathematics (1961).
  2. H Bernhard, Laplace, in H Wussing and W Arnold, Biographien bedeutender Mathematiker (Berlin, 1983).
  3. C C Gillispie, Pierre-Simon Laplace. 1749-1827. A life in exact science (Princeton, NJ, 1997).
  4. M P Corsland, The Society of Arcueil: A View of French Science at the Time of Napoleon I (1967).
  5. B A Vorontsov-Vel'yaminov, Laplace (Russian), 'Nauka' (Moscow, 1985).

Articles:

  1. V Banfi, The origin of the solar system according to P S Laplace (Italian), Atti Accad. Sci. Torino Cl. Sci. Fis. Mat. Natur. 112 (1978), suppl., 35-57.
  2. F Barone, The epistemology of Pierre-Simon de Laplace (Italian), Atti Accad. Sci. Torino Cl. Sci. Fis. Mat. Natur. 112 (1978), suppl., 15-34.
  3. M-N Bourguet, Décrire, compter, calculer : the debate over statistics during the Napoleonic period, in The probabilistic revolution 1 (Cambridge, MA-London, 1987), 305-316.
  4. L Brandt, Über das Bahnbestimmungsproblem bei Gauss und Laplace. Eine Gegenüberstellung ihrer Methoden, Gauss-Ges. Göttingen Mitt. No. 15 (1978), 39-48.
  5. P Brosche, Laplace schreibt nach Gotha, Ber. Wiss.gesch. 20 (4) (1997), 306-308.
  6. B Bru, L'à-peu-près et l'à-fort-peu-près au temps de Laplace, in L'à-peu-près (Paris, 1988), 87-103.
  7. W G Cochran, Laplace's ratio estimator, in Contributions to survey sampling and applied statistics (New York, 1978), 3-10.
  8. A I Dale, Bayes or Laplace? An examination of the origin and early applications of Bayes' theorem, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 27 (1) (1982), 23-47.
  9. M A B Deakin, The ascendancy of the Laplace transform and how it came about, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 44 (3) (1992), 265-286.
  10. M A B Deakin, Corrigendum: 'Operational calculus and the Laplace transform', Austral. Math. Soc. Gaz. 17 (6) (1990), 171.
  11. M A B Deakin, Euler's version of the Laplace transform, Amer. Math. Monthly 87 (4) (1980), 264-269.
  12. M A B Deakin, Operational calculus and the Laplace transform, Austral. Math. Soc. Gaz. 17 (5) (1990), 133-139.
  13. M A B Deakin, The development of the Laplace transform, 1737-1937 I : Euler to Spitzer, 1737-1880, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 25 (4) (1981), 343-390.
  14. M A B Deakin, The true origins of the Laplace transform, Math. Ed. 1 (4) (1985), 24-28.
  15. J Dhombres, La théorie de la capillarité selon Laplace : mathématisation superficielle ou étendue?, La mathématisation 1780-1830, Rev. Histoire Sci. 42 (1-2) (1989), 43-77.
  16. J Dhombres, L'enseignement des mathématiques par la 'méthode révolutionnaire'. Les leçons de Laplace à l'école Normale de l'an III, Rev. Histoire Sci. Appl. 33 (4) (1980), 315-348.
  17. P Dupont, Laplace and the indifference principle in the 'Essai philosophique des probabilités' (Italian), Rend. Sem. Mat. Univ. Politec. Torino 36 (1977/78), 125-137.
  18. J Fourier, Eloge historique de M le Marquis de Laplace, MASIF 10 (1831).
  19. E Frankel, The search for a corpuscular theory of double refraction : Malus, Laplace and the prize competition of 1808, Centaurus 18 (1973/74), 223-245.
  20. H H Frisinger, Mathematicians in the history of meteorology: the pressure-height problem from Pascal to Laplace, Historia Math. 1 (1974), 263-286.
  21. U Garibaldi and M A Penco, Intensional vs. extensional probabilities from their origins to Laplace, Historia Math. 18 (1) (1991), 16-35.
  22. C C Gillispie, Mémoires inédits ou anonymes de Laplace sur la théorie des erreurs, les polynômes de Legendre, et la philosophie des probabilités, Rev. Histoire Sci. Appl. 32 (3) (1979), 223-279.
  23. S Gindikin, Pierre-Simon Laplace (Russian), Kvant (12) (1977), 12-21.
  24. F J Girón, History of probability theory: from Pascal to Laplace , in History of mathematics in the XIXth century (Spanish) 2 (Madrid, 1994), 113-133.
  25. B V Gnedenko, Pierre Simon Laplace (1749-1827) on the 150th anniversary of his death (Bulgarian), Fiz.-Mat. Spis. B'lgar. Akad. Nauk. 20 (53) (3) (1977), 252-259.
  26. I A Golovinskii, How was the Laplace transform introduced? (Russian), Istor.-Mat. Issled. No. 23 (1978), 127-141; 357-358.
  27. I A Golovinskii, Laplace interpolation series (Russian), Istor.-Mat. Issled. No. 24 (1979), 104-120; 387.
  28. I A Golovinskii, The importance of the discovery of the Laplace transform to the development of interpolation methods (Russian), Voprosy Istor. Estestvoznan. i Tehn. 3-4(56-57) (1977), 37-40; 161.
  29. M A Gómez Villegas, The problem of inverse probability : Bayes and Laplace (Spanish), in Current perspectives in logic and philosophy of science (Spanish) (Madrid, 1994), 385-396.
  30. I Grattan-Guinness, Before Bowditch : Henry Harte's translation of Books 1 and 2 of Laplace's Mécanique céleste, NTM Schr. Geschichte Natur. Tech. Medizin 24 (2) (1987), 53-55.
  31. I Grattan-Guinness, Thus it mysteriously appears : impressions of Laplace's use of series, Rechnen mit dem Unendlichen (Basel, 1990), 95-102.
  32. J Hadamard, Célébration du deuxième centenaire de la naissance de P S Laplace, Arch. Internat. Hist. Sci. (N.S.) 3 (1950), 287-290.
  33. A M Hinz, Laplace in Calvados, Math. Intelligencer 16 (2) (1994), 56-59.
  34. M Jacobsen, Laplace and the origin of the Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process, Bernoulli 2 (3) (1996), 271-286.
  35. S L Jaki, The five forms of Laplace's cosmogony, Amer. J. Phys. 44 (1) (1976), 4-11.
  36. A Kamlah, The decline of the Laplacian theory of probability : a study of Stumpf, von Kries, and Meinong, in The probabilistic revolution 1 (Cambridge, MA-London, 1987), 91-116.
  37. L Krüger, The slow rise of probabilism : philosophical arguments in the nineteenth century, in The probabilistic revolution 1 (Cambridge, MA-London, 1987), 59-89.
  38. J Langins, Sur l'enseignement et les examens à l'École polytechnique sous le Directoire: à propos d'une lettre inédite de Laplace, Rev. Histoire Sci. 40 (2) (1987), 145-177.
  39. B Ju Levin, On the history of the term 'Kant-Laplace hypothesis' (Russian), Voprosy Istor. Estestvoznan. i Tekhn. (64-66) (1979), 8-15; 107; 118.
  40. B Yu Levin, Laplace's cosmogonic hypothesis (history of its creation and publication) (Russian), Voprosy Istor. Estestvoznan. i Tehn. 1(54) (1976), 18-30, 96, 107.
  41. W Lorey, Die Bedeutung von Pierre Simon Laplace (28.3. 1749-5.3. 1827) und Felix Klein (25.4. 1849-22.6. 1925) für die Versicherungsmathematik, Bl. Deutsch. Ges. Versicherungsmath. 1 (1) (1950), 39-50.
  42. J Merleau-Ponty, Situation et rôle de l'hypothèse cosmogonique dans la pensée cosmologique de Laplace, Rev. Histoire Sci. Appl. 29 (1) (1976), 21-49.
  43. J Merleau-Ponty, Erratum: 'Situation et rôle de l'hypothèse cosmogonique dans la pensée cosmologique de Laplace', Rev. Histoire Sci. Appl. 30 (1) (1977), 71-72.
  44. V V Pavlovskaja, The problem of the stability of the equilibrium of a revolving fluid in the works of d'Alembert and Laplace (Russian), in Problems in the history of mathematics and mechanics (Kiev, 1977), 58-67.
  45. J-B Pecot, Le problème de l'ellipsoide et l'analyse harmonique : la controverse entre Legendre et Laplace, in Analyse diophantienne et géométrie algébrique (Paris, 1993), 113-157.
  46. S S Petrova, On the history of Laplace's method of cascades (Russian), in Studies in the history of mathematics 19 'Nauka' (Moscow, 1974), 125-131, 301.
  47. S S Petrova, Early history of the Laplace transform (Russian), Istor.-Mat. Issled. Vyp. 20 (1975), 246-256; 380.
  48. E Pikar, A double anniversary. Newton and Laplace-their life and work (Bulgarian), Fiz.-Mat. Spis. B'lgar. Akad. Nauk. 20 (53) (4) (1977), 306-315.
  49. R L Plackett, The influence of Laplace and Gauss in Britain, Bull. Inst. Internat. Statist. 53 (1) (1989), 163-176.
  50. A W Richeson, Laplace's contribution to pure mathematics, Nat. Math. Mag. 17 (1942), 73-78.
  51. L M R Saraiva, Laplace, Lavoisier and the quantification of heat, Physis Riv. Internaz. Storia Sci. (N.S.) 34 (1-2) (1997), 99-137.
  52. I Schneider, Laplace and thereafter : the status of probability calculus in the nineteenth century, in The probabilistic revolution 1 (Cambridge, MA-London, 1987), 191-214.
  53. F Sebastiani, The microscopic-caloric theories of gases of Laplace, Ampère, Poisson and Prevost (Italian), Physis - Riv. Internaz. Storia Sci. 24 (2) (1982), 197-236.
  54. F Sebastiani, The caloric theories of Laplace, Poisson, Sadi Carnot and Clapeyron, and the theory of thermal phenomena in gases formulated by Clausius in 1850 (Italian), Physis - Riv. Internaz. Storia Sci. 23 (3) (1981), 397-438.
  55. O B Sheynin, The probability theory of P-S Laplace (Russian), Istor.-Mat. Issled. Vyp. 22 (1977), 212-224.
  56. O B Sheynin, P S Laplace's work on probability, Arch. History Exact Sci. 16 (2) (1976/77), 137-187.
  57. O B Sheynin, On the history of the de Moivre-Laplace limit theorems (Russian), in History and methodology of natural sciences No. IX : Mechanics, mathematics (Russian) (Moscow, 1970), 199-211.
  58. O B Sheynin, The appearance of Dirac's delta functions in the works of P S Laplace (Russian), Istor.-Mat. Issled. Vyp. 20 (1975), 303-308, 381.
  59. V S Sologub, On the first integration methods of the Laplace equation (Ukrainian), Istor.-Mat. Zbirnik 4 (1963), 78-89.
  60. S M Stigler, The History of Statistics. The Measurement of Uncertainty before 1900 (Cambridge, Mass.-London, 1986), 100-.
  61. S M Stigler, Laplace's 1774 memoir on inverse probability, Statist. Sci. 1 (3) (1986), 359-378.
  62. S M Stigler, Studies in the history of probability and statistics XXXIV: Napoleonic statistics : the work of Laplace, Biometrika 62 (2) (1975), 503-517.
  63. S M Stigler, Laplace's early work : chronology and citations, Isis 69 (247) (1978), 234-254.
  64. S M Stigler, Studies in the history of probability and statistics XXXII : Laplace, Fisher, and the discovery of the concept of sufficiency, Biometrika 60 (1973), 439-445.
  65. D van Dantzig, Laplace, probabiliste et statisticien, et ses précurseurs, Arch. Internat. Hist. Sci. 8 (1955), 27-37.
  66. E T Whittaker, Works of Laplace, Mathematical Gazette 33 (1949), 1-12.
  67. E T Whittaker, Laplace, Amer. Math. Monthly 56 (1949), 369-372.
  68. C Wilson, The great inequality of Jupiter and Saturn : from Kepler to Laplace, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 33 (1-3) (1985), 15-290.
  69. S L Zabell, Buffon, Price, and Laplace : scientific attribution in the 18th century, Arch. Hist. Exact Sci. 39 (2) (1988), 173-181.

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