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# Laplace

[la-plas] /laˈplas/

noun
1.
Pierre Simon
[pyer see-mawn] /pyɛr siˈmɔ̃/ (Show IPA), Marquis de, 1749–1827, French astronomer and mathematician.
/French laplas/
noun
1.
Pierre Simon (pjɛr simɔ̃), Marquis de Laplace. 1749–1827, French mathematician, physicist, and astronomer. He formulated the nebular hypothesis (1796). He also developed the theory of probability

in scientific phrases, a reference to French astronomer and mathematician Pierre Simon, Marquis de Laplace (1749-1827).
Laplace
(lə-pläs’, lä-)
French mathematician and astronomer noted for his theory of a nebular origin of the solar system and his investigations into gravity and the stability of planetary motion. He also made important contributions to the theory of probability.

Tagged:

• Laplace-equation

noun, Mathematics. 1. the second-order partial differential equation indicating that the Laplace operator operating on a given function results in zero. Compare (def 4c).

• Laplace operator

noun 1. (maths) the operator ∂²/∂x² + ∂²/∂y² + ∂²/∂z² ∇² Also called Laplacian (ləˈpleɪʃɪən)

• Laplace-transform

noun, Mathematics. 1. a map of a function, as a signal, defined especially for positive real values, as time greater than zero, into another domain where the function is represented as a sum of exponentials.

• Lapland

[lap-land] /ˈlæpˌlænd/ noun 1. a region in N Norway, N Sweden, N Finland, and the Kola Peninsula of the NW Russian Federation in Europe: inhabited by Lapps. /ˈlæpˌlænd/ noun 1. an extensive region of N Europe, mainly within the Arctic Circle: consists of the N parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and the Kola Peninsula of […]

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