Meccanica

, Volume 31, Issue 5, pp 607–610

Jean-Baptiste-Marie charles meusnier de la place (1754–1793): an historical note

  • Clifford Truesdell
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History of mathematics Differential geometry 

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References and Notes

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    For a good description of that school and its circumstances about ten years earlier, see pp. 9–18 of C. Stewart Gillmor's book, Coulomb and the Evolution of Physics and Engineering in Eighteenth-Century France, Princeton University Press, 1971, pp. xvii + 328.Google Scholar
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    First published in ‘Notice sur le général Meusnier d' près, des notes biographiques de Monge et d'autres documents également inédits’, Revue Rétrospective, (2) 4 (1835) 82–91, which I have not seen. Republished on pp. 3–4 of Gaston Darboux, Notice Historique sur le Général Meusnier, lue dans la séance publique annuelle du 20 décembre 1909, Institut de France, Académié des Sciences, Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1909, 38 pp. + map and portrait.Google Scholar
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    L.Euler, ‘De motu vibratorio tympanorum’, Novi commentarii academiae scientiarum Petropolitanae, 10 (1764) 243–260. (1765) = pp. 344–359 of Leonardi Euler Opera omnia (II) 10.Google Scholar
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    ‘Tentamen de sono campanarum’, ibid pp. 261–281 = ibid. pp. 260–276.Google Scholar
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    Ernst Florens Friedrich Chladni (1756–1827) Entdeckungen über die Theorie des Klanges, Leipzig, Weidmanns Erben und Reich, 1787. See p. 77.Google Scholar
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    L.Euler, ‘Recherches sur la courbure des surfaces’, Mémoires de l'Académie des Sciences de Berlin, 16 (1760) 119–143 (1767) = pp. 1–22 of Leonhardi Euleri Opera omnia (I) 28.Google Scholar
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    Meusnier, ‘Mémoire sur la courbure des surfaces’ (1776), Mémoires de Mathématique et de Physique présentés à l'Académie Royale des Sciences, par Divers Savants, & lûs dans ses Assemblés (Paris) 10 (1785) 477–510.Google Scholar
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    For nearly all particulars of Meusnier's life I rely on the excellent article about him by Dirk J. Struik in Volume 9 (1974) of Dictionary of Scientific Biography.Google Scholar

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  • Clifford Truesdell
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  1. 1.BaltimoreUSA

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