Alembert sentence example
- He was called Jean le Rond from the church near which he was found; the surname Alembert was added by himself at a later period.
- In 1744 Alembert applied this principle to the theory of the equilibrium and the motion of fluids (Trcite de l'equilibre et du mouvement des fluides), and all the problems before solved by geometricians became in some measure its corollaries.
- Alembert's association with Diderot in the preparation of the Dictionnaire Encyclopedique led him to take a somewhat wider range than that to which he had previously confined himself.
- Alembert was much interested in music both as a science and as an art, and wrote Elements de musique theorique et pratique (1779), which was based upon the system of P. Rameau with important modifications and differences.
- Alembert's fame spread rapidly throughout Europe and procured for him more than one opportunity of quitting the comparative retirement in which he lived in Paris for more lucrative and prominent positions.Advertisement
- Alembert persisted in his refusal, and the letter of Catherine was ordered to be engrossed in the minutes of the French Academy.
- The chief features of Alembert's character were benevolence, simplicity and independence.
- It is to be observed, moreover, that as Alembert confined himself chiefly to mathematical articles, his work laid him less open to charges of heresy and infidelity than that of some of his associates.
- The scientific works of Alembert have never been published in a collected form.
- The best account of the life and writings of Alembert is contained in Condorcet's Eloge, presented to the Academy and published in 1784.Advertisement
- In 1743 he published his Tacite de dynamique, a work famous as developing the mechanical principle, known as "Alembert's Principle," first enunciated in 1742 (see Mechanics).
- Alembert continued to the end to lead the quiet and frugal life dictated by his limited means as well as his simple tastes.