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).
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.
The Mecanique celeste is, even to those most conversant with analytical methods, by no means easy reading.
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.
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.
Lalande, however, published in 1801 in his H istoire celeste th e a roxi logues.
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 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.
D'une lumiere celeste [zodiacale] (1683) and Decouverte de la lumiere celeste qui paroist dans le zodiaque (1685); R.