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Simeon Denis Poisson (1781 – 1840)


French mathematician, geometer, and physicist who specialized in applying mathematics to a wide variety of physics fields, including electricity, magnetism, hydrodynamics and celestial mechanics.
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Simeon Denis Poisson
That which can affect our senses in any manner whatever, is termed matter.
Poisson quotes
In many different fields, empirical phenomena appear to obey a certain general law, which can be called the Law of Large Numbers. This law states that the ratios of numbers derived from the observation of a very large number of similar events remain practically constant, provided that these events are governed partly by constant factors and partly by variable factors whose variations are irregular and do not cause a systematic change in a definite direction.
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