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  Simeon Denis Poisson - LoveToKnow 1911
SIMEON DENIS POISSON (1781-1840), French mathematician, was born at Pithiviers in the department of Loiret, on the 21st of June 1781.
Poisson was first sent to an uncle, a surgeon at Fontainebleau, and began to take lessons in bleeding and blistering, but made little progress.
Poisson showed that the result could be extended to a second approximation, and thus made an important advance in the planetary theory.
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 Simeon Poisson
Poisson was born at Pithiviers[?] in the département of Loiret, France.
Throughout the empire Poisson faithfully adhered to the family principles, and refused to worship Napoleon I.
Poisson showed that the result could be extended to a second approximation, and thus made an important advance in the planetary theory[?].
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 Siméon Denis Poisson
Siméon-Denis Poisson's parents were not from the nobility and, although it was becoming increasingly difficult to distinguish between the nobility and the bourgeoisie in France in the years prior to the French Revolution, the class system still had a major influence on his early years.
Poisson was named deputy professor at the École Polytechnique in 1802, a position he held until 1806 when he was appointed to the professorship at the École Polytechnique when Fourier was sent by Napoleon to Grenoble.
Poisson's name is attached to a wide variety of ideas, for example:- Poisson's integral, Poisson's equation in potential theory, Poisson brackets in differential equations, Poisson's ratio in elasticity, and Poisson's constant in electricity.
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Poisson's ratio in elasticity is the ratio of the lateral contraction of a body to its longitudinal extension.
Poisson was also responsible for a formulation of the ‘law of large numbers’, which he introduced in his work on probability theory, Recherches sur la probabilité des jugements/Researches on the Probability of Opinions (1837).
Poisson was born in Pithiviers, Loirel, and studied in Paris at the Ecole Polytechnique, where he became professor in 1806.
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Poisson was born at Pithiviers in the département of Loiret, France.
As a teacher of mathematics Poisson is said to have been more than ordinarily successful, as might have been expected from his early promise as a repetiteur at the École Polytechnique.
A list of Poisson's works, drawn up by himself, is given at the end of Arago's biography, a lengthened analysis of them would be out of place here, and all that is possible is a brief mention of the more important.
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 Simeon Denis Poisson (1781 - 1840)
Poisson used to add that his gymnastic efforts carried him incessantly from one side to the other, and it was thus in his tenderest infancy that he commenced those studies on the pendulum that were to occupy so large a part of his mature age.
Poisson, on his return home after this adventure, discovered amongst the official papers sent to his father a copy of the questions set at the Polytechnic school, and at once found his career.
Poisson also published a paper in 1821 on the libration of the moon; and another in 1827 on the motion of the earth about its centre of gravity.
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 Poisson biography
Poisson was named deputy professor at the École Polytechnique in 1802, a position he held until 1806 when he was appointed to the professorship at the École Polytechnique which Fourier had vacated when he had been sent by Napoleon to Grenoble.
Poisson's work on attractive forces was itself a major influence on Green's major paper of 1828 although Poisson never seems to have discovered that Green was inspired by his formulations.
Poisson never wished to occupy himself with two things at the same time; when, in the course of his labours, a research project crossed his mind that did not form any immediate connection with what he was doing at the time, he contented himself with writing a few words in his little wallet.
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As a teacher of mathematics Poisson is said to have been more than ordinarily successful, as might have been expected from his early promise as a repetiteur at the Ecole Polytechnique.
In the first of these memoirs Poisson discusses the famous question of the stability of the planetary orbits, which had already been settled by Lagrange to the first degree of approximation for the disturbing forces.
Poisson showed that the result could be extended to a second approximation, and thus made an important advance in the planetary theory.
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 Simeon Denis Poisson
A memoir on finite differences, written when Poisson was 18, attracted the attention of Legendre.
Poisson taught at Ecole Polytechnique from 1802 until 1808 when he became an astronomer at Bureau des Longitudes.
D H Arnold, The mécanique physique of Siméon Denis Poisson : the evolution and isolation in France of his approach to physical theory (1800-1840).
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Poisson's ratio in elasticity is the ratio of the lateral contraction of a body to its longitudinal extension.
Poisson was also responsible for a formulation of the 'law of large numbers', which he introduced in his work on probability theory, Recherches sur la probabilité des jugements/Researches on the Probability of Opinions 1837.
Poisson was born in Pithiviers, Loirel, and studied in Paris at the Ecole Polytechnique, where he became professor 1806.
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 Science Fair Projects - Simeon Poisson
His father, Siméon Poisson, served as a common soldier in the Hanoverian wars ; but, disgusted by the ill-treatment he received from his patrician officers, he deserted.
When the Bourbons were restored, his hatred against Napoleon led him to become a Legitimist — a conclusion which says more for the simplicity of his character than for the strength or logic of his political creed.
The memoir is remarkable inasmuch as it roused Lagrange, after an interval of inactivity, to compose in his old age one of the greatest of his memoirs, entitled Sur la théorie des variations des éléments des planètes, et en particulier des variations des grands axes de leurs orbites.
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Siméon Denis Poisson, born at Pithviers on June 21, 1781, and died at Paris on April 25, 1840, is almost equally distinguished for his applications of...
Poisson's most important works were a series of papers on definite integrals and his advances in Fourier series.
Poisson extended the theory of physical mechanics to replace analytical mechanics, publishing Traité de mécanique (2 vols., 1811, 1833).
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 Tales of Statisticians | Siméon-Denis Poisson
Poisson was born to modestly situated parents, and owed his career to the new scientific institutions created by the Revolution, which systematically sought and advanced students of promise.
Poisson began to study mathematics at the École Polytechnique in 1798, with Laplace and Lagrange among his teachers; Laplace remained a strong supporter in Poisson's later career.
Poisson's Law of Large Numbers (1835), a generalization of Bernoulli and an advance on de Moivre, was the direct inspiration for Quetelet, and determined the direction of what is called the Continental school of statistics.
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 Simeon Poisson
Though he was a very prolific mathematician who contributed to a wide variety of fields during his career, we mention his mechanics specifically because of its being at the foundation of the other main formulation of quantum mechanics - Heisenberg's Matrix Mechanics.
In Poisson's formulation, he created a new entity which were called Poisson Brackets, a function involving the Hamiltonian of the system and then some other functional property.
Poisson showed how the time evolution of this other property was equal to this Poisson Bracket.
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 Simeon-Denis Poisson Biography | World of Mathematics
Poisson was born on June 21, 1781 in Pithiviers, Loiret, France, the son of a low-ranking civil servant.
Poisson adapted Lagrange's work on the subject, showing mathematically that this function would remain constant over the surface of an insulated conductor and gave a proof of the formula for the force at a charged conductor's surface.
Poisson accepted a nomination in 1820 to the Royal Council of the University, giving him the leverage and prestige he needed to defend science in France as a worthwhile and necessary discipline.
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Siméon Poisson's most important works were a series of papers on definite integrals and his advances in Fourier series.
Poisson taught at École Polytechnique from 1802 until 1808 when he became an astronomer at Bureau des Longitudes.
His name is attached to a wide area of ideas, for example:- Poisson's integral, Poisson's equation in potential theory, Poisson brackets in differential equations, Poisson's ratio in elasticity, and Poisson's constant in electricity.
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Eden Prairie High School:Simeon Denis Poisson and Stoppard's Arcadia

Simeon Denis Poisson was born on June 21, 1781 in Pithiviers in France.
Poisson taught at the Ecole Polytechnique from 1802 to 1808.
Poisson's publications were between 300 and 400 on mathematical works which could be applied to electricity, magnetism, and astronomy.
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 Simeon_Poisson : Essential Information, explanation, recent texts, monographs, and relevant links.
Siméon-Denis Poisson et la science de son temps by Libr.
In 1800, less than two years after his entry, he published two memoirs, one on Etienne Bézout's (1730-1783) method of elimination, the other on the number of integrals of an equation of finite differences.
His well-known correction of Laplace's partial differential equation of the second degree for the potential: today named after him the Poisson's equation or the potential theory equation, was first published in the Bulletin de in soclété philomatique (1813).
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 Siméon-Denis Poisson
French mathematician, born at Pithiviers in the department of Loiret, on the 21st of June 1781.
The latter of these memoirs was examined by S. Lacroix and Adrien-Marie Legendre, who recommended that it should be published in the Recueil des savants érangers, an unparalleled honor for a youth of eighteen.
The rest of his career, until his death on the 25th of April 1840, was almost entirely occupied in the composition and publication of his many works, and in discharging the duties of the numerous educational offices to which he was successively appointed.
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 Simeon Poisson
When Simeon was a small boy, he was left in the care of a nursemaid.
Over his life Simeon Poisson wrote between 300-400 manuscripts and books on a variety of mathematical topics, including pure mathematics, the application of mathematics to physical problems, the probability of random events, the theory of electrostatics and magnetism (which led the forefront of the new field of quantum mechanics), physical astronomy, and wave theory.
One of Simeon Poisson's contributions was the development of equations to analyze random events, later dubbed the Poisson Distribution.
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 El trabajo más importante de Poisson fue una serie de escritos de las Integrales Definidas y sus avances en las series de Fourier.
, un trabajo importante en probabilidad publicado en el año 1837, la distribución de Poisson recién aparecía.
Háblame acerca de una parte de Poisson en la Vida de Evariste Galois.
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Three numerical examples are examined: A simple 15-generation sequence; actual experimental data involving a sequence of 56,611 random action potentials; and a synthetic sequence of 65,535-generations of a pseudorandom set of mutations.
Furthermore, they fit a simple mathematical exponential model: A Poisson point process, named after Simeon Poisson (1781-1840), who first shed light on these random events [5-11].
Poisson somewhat preceded and overlapped Charles Darwin (1809-1992).
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 Statistics of Weather and Climate Extremes
The modern approach to extreme value analysis is based on a point process representation, equivalent to: (i) a Poisson process governing the rate of occurrence of exceedance of a high threshold; and (ii) a generalized Pareto distribution for the excess over the threshold.
He coined the term "law of small numbers" and is best known for showing that the Poisson distribution provides a good fit to the number of Prussian officers killed by horse kicks.
French mathematician who derived what is now called the Poisson distribution as an approximation to the binomial distribution for rare events.
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 Poisson, Simeon Denis
French mathematician Poisson attended the École centrale, then later he entered the École polytechnique.
Poisson became one of France's leading mathematicians and a strong spokesman for the subject.
Poisson often declared, "Life is good for only two things: to study mathematics and to teach it." At the end of his career, Poisson worked in other subjects and published
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He was appointed to the dignity of baron in 1821; but he neither took out the diploma or used the title.
Notwithstanding his many official duties, he found time to publish more than three hundred works, several of them extensive treatises, and many of them memoirs dealing with the most abstruse branches of pure, applied mathematics, mathematical physics and rational mechanics.
A list of Poisson's works, drawn up by himself, is given at the end of Arago's biography.
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