Jean le Rond d'Alembert

Jean-Baptiste le Rond d'Alembert[1] (/dæləmˈbɛər/;[2] French: [ʒɑ̃ batist lə ʁɔ̃ dalɑ̃bɛːʁ]; 16 November 1717 – 29 October 1783) was a French mathematician, mechanician, physicist, philosopher, and music theorist. Until 1759 he was, together with Denis Diderot, a co-editor of the Encyclopédie.[3] D'Alembert's formula for obtaining solutions to the wave equation is named after him.[4][5][6] 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.

Jean le Rond d'Alembert

Pastel portrait of d'Alembert by Maurice Quentin de La Tour, 1753
Born
Jean-Baptiste le Rond d'Alembert

(1717-11-16)16 November 1717
Paris, France
Died29 October 1783(1783-10-29) (aged 65)
Paris, France
NationalityFrench
Alma materUniversity of Paris
Known forD'Alembert criterion
D'Alembert force
D'Alembert's form of the principle of virtual work
D'Alembert's formula
D'Alembert equation
D'Alembert's equation
D'Alembert operator
D'Alembert's paradox
D'Alembert's principle
D'Alembert system
D'Alembert–Euler condition
Tree of Diderot and d'Alembert
Cauchy–Riemann equations
Fluid mechanics
Encyclopédie
Three-body problem
AwardsFellow of the Royal Society
Follow of the Institut de France
Scientific career
FieldsMathematics
Mechanics
Physics
Philosophy
Notable studentsPierre-Simon Laplace