Laplace's Early Work: Chronology and Citations

  title={Laplace's Early Work: Chronology and Citations},
  author={Stephen M. Stigler},
  pages={234 - 254}
PIERRE SIMON LAPLACE (1749-1827) was admitted to the French Academie des Sciences as an adjoint in April of 1773, an unusual honor for a young man of twenty-four. By the time of this elevation he had already completed and submitted to the Academie a large body of scientific work-work that, we shall see, presaged most of his later interests. The importance of this early work and its impact upon his contemporaries' work, his own later endeavors, and the development of science, has been stressed… 
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Before the French Revolution, access into the elite echelon of French society, including academic society, was almost entirely restricted to those of noble birth. Pierre Simon Laplace (1749-1827) was
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Statistique et bonheur des hommes
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Recherches sur les solutions particulieres des equations differentielles
  • Laplace continued reading this on
Memoires de mathe'matique et de physique presente's a l'Academie royale des sciences, par divers savans, & lus dans ses assemblees
  • Oeuvres completes
Sur les suites recurrentes appliquees 'a la theorie des hasards." Le Roi, Du Sejour named examiners; they reported on February 26, 1772. The report refers to "les suites recurro-recurrentes
  • so the title in Proces-verbaux may be in error. Published as: "Memoire sur les suites recurro-recurrentes et sur leurs usages dans la theorie des hasards. Par M. de la Place, Professeur a l'Ecole royale militaire." In Memoires de mathematique et de physique, presente's a l'Academie royale des scienc
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No details are given, but it is possible that this memoir is the first portion of what was published as
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Sur le calcul integral." Condorcet and Le Roi named examiners; they reported May 6, 1772, describing it as "sur les solutions des equations differentielles non compriser dans l'integral generale
  • recommending it for Savants etrangers. It appears not to have been published in this form and may have been superseded by [13] below, or,included in [19].