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Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis (1792-1843) : un mathématicien, théoricien de la mécanique appliquée

Abstract : This thesis is a biographical study of the career and works of Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis (1792-1843), a well known name whose scientific contribution is less known. He spends his entire teaching career at the École polytechnique and École des ponts et chaussées; Coriolis sheds light on these institutions, namely through his private mail from 1838 to his death. Regarding his scientific work, his contribution as a pure mathematician is recalled. His entire work is characterized by a theoretical and mathematical approach of applied mechanics; it lays the foundations of a theory of work. Through his important scientific results, as the definition of work or the composed centrifugal forces (Coriolis force), Coriolis makes a link between rational mechanics and applied mechanics of the machine industry.
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Alexandre Moatti. Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis (1792-1843) : un mathématicien, théoricien de la mécanique appliquée. Histoire, Philosophie et Sociologie des sciences. Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - Paris I, 2011. Français. ⟨tel-00645154⟩



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