Author:Pierre Louis Moreau de Maupertuis
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|Famed for proving experimentally that the Earth is oblate; along with Euler and (possibly) Leibniz, discoverer of Maupertuis' principle, which states that physical systems follow a trajectory in space that minimizes an action integral|
- Accord between different laws of Nature that seemed incompatible
- Derivation of the laws of motion and equilibrium from a metaphysical principle
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