Coriolis, devoted his energies to the applications of the laws of mechanics and was responsible for the terms "work" and "kinetic energy." He is best known for "his theorem relating the various components of acceleration in rotating systems, one of which rise to the so-called Coriolis force. (Bibliotheca mecanica).
First edition of the first mathematical analysis of the complex kinetics of billiards.
First edition, posthumoustly published of this work. This is an introduction to algebra and geometry based on Varignon's courses given at the College Mazarin.
Varignon (1654-1722), member of the Académie des Sciences and one of the outstanding scientist of his time, was an intimate friend of Newton, Leibniz, and Bernoullis. He demonstrated the principle of the parallelogram of forces simultaneously with and independently of Newton. He was the first French scientist of note to advocate the new differential calculus.
First edition in french of these work on light. Paper first published in the Edimburgh Encyclodepia" in 1827 under the title "Light", in which Herschel correctly considered astigmatism to be due to irregularity of the cornea and theorised that vision could be improved by the application of some animal jelly contained in a capsule of glass against the cornea.
At the end of part 2, there's a supplement from Quetelet on the recent discovery on light.