Jean Marie Constant Duhamel

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Jean-Marie Duhamel

Jean-Marie Constant Duhamel (born February 5, 1797 in Saint-Malo , †  April 29, 1872 in Paris ) was a French mathematician and physicist .

Duhamel attended the Polytechnic School in Paris, where he worked as a teacher from 1834. In 1851 he became professor of mathematics at the University of Paris .

Duhamel discovered that you could combine a pencil with a tuning fork in such a way that it reproduced the vibrations of the tuning fork as a wavy line. He did some preliminary work in the field of sound recording .

Duhamel did research in the field of partial differential equations . The Duhamel principle goes back to him. In particular, he published works on thermodynamics and analytical mechanics .

On December 28, 1840, he was accepted into the Académie des Sciences in Paris. Since 1847 he was a corresponding member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences and since 1859 of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Saint Petersburg .


  • Cours d'analysis . 2 vol. (1840–42)
  • Elements du calcul infinitésimal . 2 vols. (1874)
  • Analytical Mechanics Textbook . German ed. by Oskar Schlömilch. - 2. total. reworked Edition d. Eggers'schen Übers., 1st Repr. New York: Johnson, 1968. - Separate count. (Bibliotheca mathematica; 37). (Bibliotheca mathematica Teubneriana; 37). Repr. Of two volumes. Ed., Leipzig 1858, in one volume. Original title: Cours de mécanique (dt.)

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ List of members since 1666: Letter D. Académie des sciences, accessed on November 8, 2019 (French).
  2. ^ Members of the previous academies. Jean Marie Constant Duhamel. Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences , accessed on March 17, 2015 .
  3. ^ Foreign members of the Russian Academy of Sciences since 1724. Jean-Marie Constant Duhamel. Russian Academy of Sciences, accessed August 29, 2015 .