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- DescriptionThe French mathematician and engineer Gerard Desargues (1591-1661) was one of the founders of projective geometry. Desargues' theorem is named in the hour of this prolific writer of treatises on geometry and its application to the arts and architecture. His important writings, which had been lost, were published in 1864 by the mathematician and scientific historian Noel-Germinal Poudra (1794-1894). Poudra's two-volume edition of his treatises, republished here, reveals the major role played by Desargues in the scientific debates of the seventeenth century. It includes a biography of Desargues, in which Poudra discusses his role as architect, as well as his influence on famous scientists of his time including Pascal and Descartes. Poudra also reproduces some of the - often critical - responses to Desargues' work by his contemporaries.
- Author(s)Gerard Desargues
- PublisherCambridge Library Collection
- Date of Publication10/11/2011
- FormatMultiple copy pack
- Series TitleCambridge Library Collection - Mathematics
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note32 b/w illus.
- Weight1400 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine58 mm
- Edited byNoel Germinal Poudra
- Contained items statementContains 2 Paperbacks
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