# 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 | |
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Born | Jean-Baptiste le Rond d'Alembert 16 November 1717 Paris, France |

Died | 29 October 1783 65) Paris, France | (aged

Nationality | French |

Alma mater | University of Paris |

Known for | D'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 EncyclopédieThree-body problem |

Awards | Fellow of the Royal Society Follow of the Institut de France |

Scientific career | |

Fields | Mathematics Mechanics Physics Philosophy |

Notable students | Pierre-Simon Laplace |