Mathematics in the French Revolution

  • Jeremy Gray
Part of the Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series book series (SUMS)


A brief account is given of the French revolution, with its implications for the organisation of advanced mathematical education in France. The Ecole Polytechnique was created, with Gaspard Monge as its Director. Monge’s descriptive geometry is introduced.


Descriptive Geometry French Revolution National Convention Radical Axis Ultimate Power 
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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsThe Open UniversityWalton Hall, Milton KeynesUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.The Mathematics InstituteThe University of WarwickWarwickUnited Kingdom

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