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The Life of Laplace and His Influences on Modern Sciences

라플라스의 생애와 현대과학에 미친 영향

  • Received : 2019.11.12
  • Accepted : 2019.12.21
  • Published : 2019.12.31

Abstract

Pierre-Simon de Laplace(1749-1827) is considered one of the most influential scientists in history. He was known to his contemporaries as the Newton of France, and a scientific sage valued for his magisterial syntheses of scientific works through the 18th century. Laplace was a determined mathematician, astronomer, writer, philosopher, and educator. In this paper, we take a survey of his achievements in the areas of astronomy and mathematical statistics, along with his scientific philosophy, the universal determinism.

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Supported by : 배재대학교

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