Charles Bossut

Charles Bossut (11 August 1730 – 14 January 1814) was a French mathematician and confrère of the Encyclopaedists. He was born at Tartaras, Loire, and died in Paris.

Charles Bossut
Born(1730-08-11)11 August 1730
Tartaras, France
Died14 January 1814(1814-01-14) (aged 83)
Paris, France
Scientific career

His works include

  • Traité élémentaire d'hydrodynamique (1771) later reworked as Traité théorique et expérimental d'hydrodynamique (1786–87)
  • Traité élémentaire de méchanique statique (1772)
  • Cours de mathématiques (1781)
  • Histoire générale des mathématiques (1810)

Did write parts of the Encyclopédie on mathematics with Jean le Rond d'Alembert. 1768 member of Académie des sciences

  • O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Charles Bossut", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.

This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Wood, James, ed. (1907). "article name needed". The Nuttall Encyclopædia. London and New York: Frederick Warne.

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