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Exposition du systéme du monde, Pierre-Simon, Marquise de Laplace

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Exposition du systéme du monde
Title
Exposition du systéme du monde
Statement of responsibility
Pierre-Simon, Marquise de Laplace
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Author
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Language
fre
Summary
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
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UkCbUP
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1749-1827
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Laplace, Pierre Simon
Dewey number
520
Index
index present
LC call number
QB42
LC item number
.L28 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge library collection. Mathematics
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Exposition du systéme du monde, Pierre-Simon, Marquise de Laplace
Link
https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511693335
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Publication
Note
  • Originally published in Paris : Crapelet, 1799
  • Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 351 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511693335
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(UkCbUP)CR9780511693335
Label
Exposition du systéme du monde, Pierre-Simon, Marquise de Laplace
Link
https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511693335
Publication
Note
  • Originally published in Paris : Crapelet, 1799
  • Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 351 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511693335
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(UkCbUP)CR9780511693335

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