References for Alexis Clairaut

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  1. J Itard, Biography in Dictionary of Scientific Biography (New York 1970-1990).
    http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-2830900906.html

Books:

  1. P Brunet, La vie et l'oeuvre de Clairaut (1713-1765) (Paris, 1952).
  2. J L Greenberg, The problem of the Earth's shape from Newton to Clairaut : the rise of mathematical science in eighteenth-century Paris and the fall of 'normal' science (Cambridge, 1995).
  3. T L Hankins, Jean d'Alembert : science and the englightenment (New York, 1990).

Articles:

  1. J Bertrand, Clairaut, sa vie et ses travaux, Éloges académiques (1902), 231-261.
  2. C B Boyer, Clairaut and the origin of the distance formula, Amer. Math. Monthly 55 (1948), 556-557.
  3. P Brunet, La vie et l'oeuvre de Clairaut, Rev. Hist. Sci. Appl. 4 (1951), 13-40, 109-153.
  4. P Brunet, La vie et l'oeuvre de Clairaut, Rev. Hist. Sci. Appl. 5 (1952), 334-349.
  5. P Brunet, La vie et l'oeuvre de Clairaut, Rev. Hist. Sci. Appl. 6 (1953), 1-17.
  6. P Chandler, Clairaut's critique of Newtonian attraction : some insights into his philosophy of science, Ann. of Sci. 32 (4) (1975), 369-378.
  7. J L Greenberg, Breaking a 'vicious circle' : unscrambling A-C Clairaut's iterative method of 1743, Historia Math. 15 (3) (1988), 228-239.
  8. V J Katz, The history of differential forms from Clairaut to Poincaré, Historia Math. 8 (2) (1981), 161-188.
  9. S Mills, Un théorème de Clairaut, C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris Vie Académique 290 (1980), Suppl. 20-24, 175-177.
  10. P Speziali, Une correspondance inédite entre Clairaut et Cramer, Rev. Hist. Sci. Appl. 8 (1955), 193-237.
  11. R Taton, Clairaut et le retour de la 'comete de Halley' en 1759, L'Astronomie 100 (1986), 397-408.
  12. R Taton, Sur la diffusion des théories newtoniennes en France : Clairaut et le problème de la figure de la terre, Vistas Astronom. 22 (4) (1978), 485-509.
  13. R Taton, Inventaire chronologique de l'oeuvre d'Alexis-Claude Clairaut (1713-1765), Rev. Histoire Sci. Appl. 29 (2) (1976), 97-122.
  14. E Ulivi, The teaching of elementary algebra : Clairaut (Italian), Archimede 32 (3) (1980), 130-135.
  15. C Wilson, Clairaut's calculations of the eighteenth-century return of Halley's comet, J. Hist. Astronom. 24 (1-2) (1993), 1-15.

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