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Gaspard Monge

(1746—1818)


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(1746–1818)

French mathematician who was a high-ranking minister in Napoleon's government and influential in the founding of the École Polytechnique in Paris. The courses in geometry that he taught there were concerned to a great extent with the subjects of his research: he was the originator of what is called descriptive geometry and the founder of modern analytical solid geometry.

Subjects: Mathematics.


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