## Lagrange

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Lagrange,
Comte Joseph Louis de 1736-1813; Fr. mathematician & astronomer

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**Lagrange**in using both these notations), but because it signified the opening to the mathematicians of Cambridge of the vast storehouse of continental discoveries.- In preparation for these he spent the winter of 1877-1878 in reading up original treatises like those of Laplace and
**Lagrange**on mathematics and mechanics, and in attending courses on practical physics under P. G. **Lagrange**, Hist.- Availing himself of the admirable generalized co-ordinate system of
**Lagrange**, Maxwell showed how to reduce all electric and magnetic phenomena to stresses and motions of a material medium, and, as one preliminary, but excessively severe, test of the truth of his theory, he pointed out that (if the electromagnetic medium be that which is required for the explanation of the phenomena of light) the velocity of light in vacuo should xvii. - The Wilcox formation (called Lignitic by Hilgard, and named by Safford the
**Lagrange**group) lies to the west of the last, and its western limit is from about 32° 12' on the Alabama boundary about due north-west; in its north-westernmost part it is on the western edge of the Tertiary in this state.