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Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society

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Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 51 (2014), 131-135 Request permission
  • Florian Cajori, A History of Mathematics, 2nd edition, Macmillan, New York, 1919.
  • Roger Hahn, Pierre Simon Laplace (1749–1827): A Determined Scientist, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2005.
  • Pierre Simon de Laplace, Mécanique Céleste. Translated with a commentary by Nathaniel Bowditch. Hilliard, Gray, Little, and Wilkins Publishers, Boston, 1829–39.
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  • Gerald L. Alexanderson
  • Affiliation: Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, California 95053-0290
  • MR Author ID: 24640
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  • Published electronically: September 25, 2013
  • © Copyright 2013 American Mathematical Society
    The copyright for this article reverts to public domain 28 years after publication.
  • Journal: Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 51 (2014), 131-135
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  • MathSciNet review: 3119824