Alexis Thérèse Petit

1791 - 1820

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Alexis Thérèse Petit (French: [pəti]; 2 October 1791, Vesoul, Haute-Saône – 21 June 1820, Paris) was a French physicist. Petit is known for his work on the efficiencies of air- and steam-engines, published in 1818 (Mémoire sur l’emploi du principe des forces vives dans le calcul des machines). His well-known discussions with the French physicist Sadi Carnot, founder of thermodynamics, may have stimulated Carnot in his reflexions on heat engines and thermodynamic efficiency. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexis Thérèse Petit has received more than 19,286 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Alexis Thérèse Petit is the 468th most popular physicist (down from 452nd in 2019), the 2,905th most popular biography from France and the 55th most popular French Physicist.

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Among physicists, Alexis Thérèse Petit ranks 468 out of 721Before him are Grote Reber, Macedonio Melloni, Jacob Bekenstein, William Robert Grove, Saul Perlmutter, and Stefan Hell. After him are Boris Podolsky, Maurice Karnaugh, Eric Allin Cornell, Jules Jamin, Yulii Khariton, and Ralph H. Fowler.

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Among people born in 1791, Alexis Thérèse Petit ranks 27Before him are Anne Lister, Sergey Aksakov, Louis Visconti, Jan Svatopluk Presl, Ángel de Saavedra, 3rd Duke of Rivas, and Friedrich von Gärtner. After him are Theodor Körner, William Elford Leach, Johan Ludvig Heiberg, Josef Munzinger, Václav Hanka, and Jan Václav Voříšek. Among people deceased in 1820, Alexis Thérèse Petit ranks 27Before him are Daniel Boone, Nguyễn Du, Benjamin West, Anders Sparrman, Princess Frederica Charlotte of Prussia, and Gerhard von Kügelgen. After him are Arthur Young, Princess Adelheid of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym, Frederick V, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg, Nicolaus Michael Oppel, Ivan Gudovich, and Palisot de Beauvois.

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In France

Among people born in France, Alexis Thérèse Petit ranks 2,905 out of 5,234Before him are Victor Segalen (1878), André Leducq (1904), Michel Marcel Navratil (1908), Henri Sauguet (1901), Hugues-Bernard Maret, duc de Bassano (1763), and Jacques Dupont (1928). After him are Wan Hu (1510), Jean-Antoine Chaptal (1756), Jules Dalou (1838), René Barjavel (1911), Paul Pogba (1993), and Max Gallo (1932).

Among PHYSICISTS In France

Among physicists born in France, Alexis Thérèse Petit ranks 55Before him are Alain Aspect (1947), Jacques Babinet (1794), Marie Alfred Cornu (1841), Henri-Louis Duhamel du Monceau (1700), Pierre Weiss (1865), and Pierre Victor Auger (1899). After him are Jules Jamin (1818), Laurent Cassegrain (1629), Claude Pouillet (1790), Jules Antoine Lissajous (1822), Ferdinand Monoyer (1836), and Alfred Perot (1863).