Jean le Rond d'Alembert

Nov 16, 1717 - Oct 29, 1783

Jean-Baptiste le Rond d'Alembert was a French mathematician, mechanician, physicist, philosopher, and music theorist. Until 1759 he was, together with Denis Diderot, a co-editor of the Encyclopédie. D'Alembert's formula for obtaining solutions to the wave equation is named after him. The wave equation is sometimes referred to as d'Alembert's equation, and the fundamental theorem of algebra is named after d'Alembert in French.
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“There are only two kinds of certain knowledge: Awareness of our own existence and the truths of mathematics.”

Jean le Rond d'Alembert
Nov 16, 1717 - Oct 29, 1783
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