Johann Samuel König

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Johann Samuel König (July 31, 1712, Büdingen – August 21, 1757, Zuilenstein near Amerongen) was a mathematician. Johann Bernoulli instructed both König and Pierre Louis Maupertuis as pupils during the same period.[1] König is remembered largely for his disagreements with Leonhard Euler, concerning the principle of least action.[2] He is also remembered as a tutor to Émilie du Châtelet, one of the few female physicists of the 18th century.[3]

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  1. ^ The principle of Least Action, Philip E.B. Jourdain, Chicago: The Open Court Publishing Company, 1913; p.25 ftnt.107
  2. ^ The principle of Least Action, Philip E.B. Jourdain, Chicago: The Open Court Publishing Company, 1913
  3. ^ The Parsimonious Universe, Stefan Hildebrandt & Anthony Tromba, Springer-Verlag, 1996, p.33 ftnt.2

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