Author:Pierre Louis Moreau de Maupertuis

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Pierre Louis Moreau de Maupertuis
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
Pierre Louis Moreau de Maupertuis



Works by this author published before January 1, 1923 are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.