Jean le Rond d'Alembert, 1717-1783. Leading thinker of the French Enlightenment and a key member of the Encyclopedist movement. He is also remembered for his contributions to calculus and the theory of fluid dynamics.
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Jean-le-Rond D'Alembert (1717 - 1783)
An excerpt from W.W. Rouse Ball's 1908 book, "A Short History of Mathematics". Emphasizes D'Alembert's work in calculus and fluid dynamics.
MacTutor History of Mathematics: D'Alembert
Biography of this noted French thinker by J.J. O'Connor and E.F. Robinson. Includes links to related thinkers in the mathematical tradition.
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