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Oeuvres de Desargues

Oeuvres de Desargues

Volume 1


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Mathematics

  • Date Published: November 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108032575

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  • The French mathematician and engineer Gérard Desargues (1591–1661) was one of the founders of projective geometry. Desargues' theorem is named in the honour 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 Noël-Germinal Poudra (1794–1894). Poudra's two-volume edition, 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. Volume 1 contains the majority of Desargues' treatises, including 'Perspective' (1636), followed by an analysis by Poudra, and the 'Traité des Coniques' (1639), with a lexicon of the scientific terms used.

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    • Date Published: November 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108032575
    • length: 546 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 31 mm
    • weight: 0.69kg
    • contains: 26 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Biographie de Desargues
    Renseignements biographiques
    Perspective de 1636
    Traité des Coniques
    Brouillon project
    Coupe des pierres, perspective, gnomonique
    Gnomonique, manière de poser le style
    Recueil de propositions diverses
    Proposition fondamentale de la pratique de la perspective
    Autre fondement, du fort et du faible
    Fondement du compas optique
    1re proposition géométrique
    2e proposition géométrique
    3e proposition géométrique
    Perspective adressée aux théoriciens
    1re reconnaissance de Desargues placée en tète de la coupe des pierres de Bosse 1643
    2e reconnaissance, placée en tète de la Gnomonique de Bosse
    3e reconnaissance, placée en tète de la Perspective de Bosse
    Extraits de divers écrits et affiches.

  • Author

    Gérard Desargues


    Noël Germinal Poudra

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