SimÉon-Denis Poisson

b. 21 June 1781 d. 25 April 1840
  • O. B. Sheynin


Poisson, the apostle of Laplacian science, was the master of French mathematics from 1815 to 1840. His contribution to probability theory is not confined to the distribution which bears his name or to the expression “Law of Large Numbers,” but bears on various areas, ranging from pure mathematics to the mathematics of artillery.


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