French mathematician, was
See also:born at
See also:Montpellier on the rlth of
See also:November 1688, and entered the
See also:order of the
See also:Jesuits in 1703 . Having studied literature, he afterwards devoted himself entirely to
See also:mathematics and natural philosophy . He wrote several scientific
See also:works, that which attracted most
See also:attention at the
See also:time being his Optique
See also:des couleurs (1740), or
See also:treatise on the melody of
See also:colours . He endeavoured to illustrate the subject by a
See also:clavecin oculaire, or ocular
See also:harpsichord; but the treatise and the
See also:illustration were quickly forgotten . He also wrote Mathematique universelle (1728) and Traite de physique sur la pesanteur universelle des
See also:corps (1724) . He also published a critical account of the
See also:system of
See also:Sir Isaac
See also:Newton in French in 1743 .
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EMILIO CASTELAR Y RIPOLL (1832-1899)
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