Biot was an extremely prolific writer, and besides a great number of scientific memoirs, biographies, &c., his published works include: Analyse de la mecanique celeste de M.
As a monument of mathematical genius applied to the celestial revolutions, the Mecanique celeste ranks second only to the Principia of Newton.
The Mecanique celeste is, even to those most conversant with analytical methods, by no means easy reading.
The Exposition du Systeme du monde (Paris, 1796) has been styled by Arago "the Mecanique celeste disembarrassed of its analytical paraphernalia."
The publication of the Mecanique celeste gained him world-wide celebrity, and his name appeared on the lists of the principal scientific associations of Europe, including the Royal Society.
The first edition of the Systeme du monde was inscribed to the Council of Five Hundred; to the third volume of the Mecanique celeste (1802) was prefixed the declaration that, of all the truths contained in the work, that most precious to the author was the expression of his gratitude and devotion towards the "pacificator of Europe"; upon which noteworthy protestation the suppression in the editions of the Theorie des probabilites subsequent to the restoration, of the original dedication to the emperor formed a fitting commentary.
The results of his many papers on this subject - characterized by him as "un des points les plus interessans du systeme du monde" - are embodied in the Mecanique celeste, and furnish one of the most remarkable proofs of his analytical genius.
The Mecanique celeste with its four supplements occupies the first 5 vols., the 6th contains the Systeme du monde, and the 7th the Th.
Of the Mecanique celeste, by N.
He was several times a successful competitor for the prizes given by the Academy of Sciences of Paris; the subjects of his essays being: - the laws of motion (Discours sur les lois de la communication du mouvement, 1727), the elliptical orbits of the planets, and the inclinations of the planetary orbits (Essai d'une nouvelle physique celeste, 1735).
He had already assisted Nathaniel Bowditch in his translation of the Mecanique celeste, and now produced a series of mathematical textbooks characterized by the brevity and terseness which made his teaching unattractive to inapt pupils.
In the midst of his active career he undertook a translation of the Mecanique celeste of P. S.
Laplace in the Mecanique celeste was its larger aim, for the accomplishment of which forty years of unremitting industry barely sufficed.
The subject was next taken up by Pierre Simon Laplace (Mecanique celeste, supplement to the tenth book, pub.
Louis Marie Celeste d'Aumont, duc de Piennes, afterwards duc d'Aumont (1762-1831), emigrated during the Revolution and served in the army of the royalists, as also in the Swedish army.
Tisserand in his Traite de mecanique celeste (¢ vols., Paris).
Resal, Mecanique celeste; and O.
Poincare, Les Methodes nouvelles de la mecanique celeste (3 vols., Paris, 1899, 1892, 1893).
Of another work of Poincare, Legons de mecanique celeste, the first volume appeared in 1905.
D'une lumiere celeste [zodiacale] (1683) and Decouverte de la lumiere celeste qui paroist dans le zodiaque (1685); R.
The touching letters of Galileo's eldest daughter, Sister Maria Celeste, to her father were printed in 1864 by Professor Carlo Arduini, in a publication entitled La Primogenita di Galileo Galilei.
Tisserand, Traite de mecanique celeste, tome iii., Exposé de l'ensemble des theories relatives au mouvement de la lune (Paris, 1894); E.
He wrote Histoire celeste (1741); Theorie des cometes (1743), a translation, with additions of Halley's Synopsis; Institutions astronomiques (1746), an improved translation of J.
The Mecanique celeste, in which Laplace welded into a whole the items of knowledge accumulated by the labours of a century, has been termed the " Almagest of the 18th century " (Fourier).
Lalande, however, published in 1801 in his H istoire celeste th e a roxi logues.