
 Laplace, Pierre Simon de 
  The French astronomer and mathematician Pierre Simon de Laplace, b. 
  Bibliography: Bell, E. T., Men of Mathematics (1937); Calinger, Ronald, Classics of Mathematics (1982); Crosland, Maurice, The Society of Arcueil (1967); Hahn, Roger, Laplace as a Newtonian Scientist (1967) and Calendar of the Correspondence of Pierre Simon Laplace (1982); Numbers, Ronald, Creation by Natural Law (1977). 
  Laplace also contributed to the foundations of the mathematical science of electricity and magnetism. 
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