Topics in the History of Mathematics: Paris and the New Mathematics (1988)

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Students from the Ecole Polytechnique at the tomb of Gaspard Monge (1746-1818), oil on Canvas
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Centering on the life of one of France’s greatest revolutionary mathematicians, Gaspard Monge, this programme shows how he founded the Ecole Polytechnique, originally to train military engineers. It was there that the post revolutionary mathematicians trained and did their research. Looks at the library of the present day Ecole Polytechnique and the early nineteenth century books and papers which chronicle this period of French educational reform.


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