Talk:Jean-Baptiste Biot

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Is it realy unimportant if there is a mineral named after a person?

I searched Google for glist and for biotit, neither comes up. Do you mean biotite? my apologies if your first language isn't English. jimfbleak 18:24 31 May 2003 (UTC)

I think biotite is right and glist(probably an old word?) is Mica. Sorry for my English, I´m Austrian.

Massia-Biot Glider is not by Jean-Baptiste Biot[edit]

I think J.B.Bio in List of early flying machines is other Bio because Biot's glider flied in 1887,when Jean Baptiste Biot was already dead. (I´m Japanese)

You are right. The Massia-Biot Glider is attributed to a "J. B. Biot", but this can not be the Jean-Baptiste Biot of this article. I can find no info on the Biot of "Massia and Biot" other than a possible photograph, who does not look like Jean-Baptiste. The "J. B." may even be a mistake, as someone may have confused the two Biots; Jean-Baptiste did work on ballons, but not gliders. --A D Monroe III 19:41, 24 Jun 2005 (UTC)

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This article was automatically assessed because at least one article was rated and this bot brought all the other ratings up to at least that level. BetacommandBot 03:55, 27 August 2007 (UTC)


I don't see how Biot 'changed the paradigm of physics', not in the Kuhnian sense at any rate. The section in the article just talks about his work, rather than his paradigm shift. Perhaps it would be better to omit talk of paradigms, and simple state what he did and did not do? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:19, 2 June 2011 (UTC)

"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
Of paradigms—and kings"
A paradigm is a pattern. (talk) 02:39, 6 November 2017 (UTC)Nestor Yorkwich


What is the "(Frankel)" in the section of Polarized light? Could it be a misspelling of Fresnel? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:00, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

See the References section regarding Eugene Frankel's book. (talk) 02:34, 6 November 2017 (UTC)Numbworthy

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