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  2. Descartes Systems Group - Wikipedia

    The Descartes Systems Group Inc. (commonly referred to as Descartes) is a Canadian multinational technology company specializing in logistics software, supply chain management software, and cloud -based services for logistics businesses. Descartes is perhaps best known for its abrupt and unexpected turnaround in the mid-2000s after coming close ...

  3. Dioptrique - Wikipedia

    First page of "La dioptrique" by René Descartes. " La dioptrique " (in English " Dioptrique ", " Optics ", or " Dioptrics "), is a short treatise published in 1637 included in one of the Essays written with Discourse on the Method by Rene Descartes. In this essay Descartes uses various models to understand the properties of light.

  4. The World (book) - Wikipedia

    The World, also called Treatise on the Light ( French title: Traité du monde et de la lumière ), is a book by René Descartes (1596–1650). Written between 1629 and 1633, it contains a nearly complete version of his philosophy, from method, to metaphysics, to physics and biology . Descartes espoused mechanical philosophy, a form of natural ...

  5. Folium of Descartes - Wikipedia

    History. The curve was first proposed and studied by René Descartes in 1638. Its claim to fame lies in an incident in the development of calculus.Descartes challenged Pierre de Fermat to find the tangent line to the curve at an arbitrary point since Fermat had recently discovered a method for finding tangent lines.

  6. Descartes-Huygens Prize - Wikipedia

    The Descartes-Huygens Prize is an yearly scientific prize created in 1995 by the French and the Dutch governments, and attributed to two scientists of international level, a French one chosen by the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen and a Dutch one chosen by the Académie des sciences, to reward their work and their contributions to the French-Dutch cooperation.

  7. Paris Descartes University - Wikipedia

    Paris Descartes completely merged with Paris Diderot University in 2019 to form a new Paris Cité University. It was established as a multidisciplinary university "of humanities and health sciences" ("des Sciences de l’Homme et de la Santé". It focused on the areas of medical sciences, biomedical sciences, law, computer science, social ...

  8. Descartes (crater) - Wikipedia

    Descartes is a heavily worn lunar impact crater that is located in the rugged south-central highlands of the Moon. To the southwest is the crater Abulfeda. It is named after the French philosopher, mathematician and physicist René Descartes. The rim of Descartes survives only in stretches, and is completely missing in the north.