Descriptive Geometry, The Spread Of A Polytechnic Art: The Legacy Of Gaspard Monge by Évelyne BarbinDescriptive Geometry, The Spread Of A Polytechnic Art: The Legacy Of Gaspard Monge by Évelyne Barbin

Descriptive Geometry, The Spread Of A Polytechnic Art: The Legacy Of Gaspard Monge

byÉvelyne BarbinEditorMarta Menghini, Klaus Volkert

Hardcover | July 11, 2019

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This book seeks to explore the history of descriptive geometry in relation to its circulation in the 19th century, which had been favoured by the transfers of the model of the École Polytechnique to other countries. The book also covers the diffusion of its teaching from higher instruction to technical and secondary teaching. In relation to that, there is analysis of the role of the institution - similar but definitely not identical in the different countries - in the field under consideration. The book contains chapters focused on different countries, areas, and institutions, written by specialists of the history of the field. Insights on descriptive geometry are provided in the context of the mathematical aspect, the aspect of teaching in particular to non-mathematicians, and the institutions themselves. 

Evelyne Barbin was previously a professor of epistemology and history of sciences at the University of Nantes (France). Since 2014, she is now professor emeritus at the University of Nantes. She is a member of the Laboratory of Mathematics Jean Leray CNRS UMR 6629, where she is in charge of the research group on history of mathematics....
Title:Descriptive Geometry, The Spread Of A Polytechnic Art: The Legacy Of Gaspard MongeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:437 pagesPublished:July 11, 2019Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3030148076

ISBN - 13:9783030148072


Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Part I- First spreading in Western Europe


Chapter 1        Monge's Descriptive Geometry: his Lessons and the Teachings given by

                        Lacroix and Hachette

                                                                                                                        Évelyne Barbin

Chapter 2        Descriptive Geometry in France: Circulation, Transformation, Recognition

                        (1795-  1905)

                                                                                                                        Évelyne Barbin

Chapter 3        Descriptive Geometry in Italy in the 19th Century: Spread, Popularization,                         Teaching                                                                                   

                                                                                                                        Roberto Scoth

Chapter 4        Luigi Cremona and Wilhelm Fiedler: the Link between Descriptive and                              Projective Geometry in Technical Instruction

                                                                                                                        Marta Menghini

Chapter 5        Descriptive Geometry in 19th Century Spain: from Monge to Cirodde

                                                                                                                        Elena Ausejo

Chapter 6        Descriptive Geometry in Spain and the Emergence of the late Modern                                European outlook on the Relationship between Pure Science and Technology

                                                                                                            Ana Millán Gasca

Chapter 7        Portuguese books of Descriptive Geometry, from University and Polytechnic                     to Secondary School

                                    Eliana Manuel Pinho, José Carlos Santos, João Pedro Xavier


Part II- Installation of Descriptive Geometry in Europe


Chapter 8        A German Interpreting of Descriptive Geometry and Polytechnic

                                                                                                                        Nadine Benstein

Chapter 9        The Evolution of Descriptive Geometry in Austria

                                                                                                                        Hellmuth Stachel

Chapter 10      The Vienna School of Descriptive Geometry

                                                                                                                        Christa Binder

Chapter 11      Otto Wilhelm Fiedler and the Synthesis of Projective and Descriptive                                 Geometry

                                                                                                                        Klaus Volkert

Chapter 12      At the Crossroads of two Engineering Cultures, or An Unedited Story of the                     French Polytechnician Charles Potier's Descriptive Geometry Books in Russia

                                                                            Irina Gouzevitch and Dmitri Gouzevitch

Chapter 13      Engineering Studies and Secondary Education: Descriptive Geometry in the                                  Netherlands (1820-1960)

                                                                                                                        Jenneke Krüger

Chapter 14      In Pursuit of Monge's Ideal: the Introduction of Descriptive Geometry in the                                 Educational Institutions in Greece during the 19th century

                                                                                                                        Christine Phili

Chapter 15      The Rise and Fall of Descriptive Geometry in Denmark

                                                                                                                        Jesper Lützen

Chapter 16      Descriptive Geometry at Czech Technical Universities until 1939

                                                                                                            Vlasta Moravcová

Chapter 17      The Love Affair with Descriptive Geometry: Its History in Serbia

                                                            Katarina Jevtic Novakovic and Snezana Lawrence

Chapter 18      Descriptive geometry in England - Lost in Translation

                                                                                                            Snezana Lawrence

Part III- Descriptive geometry in America and Africa


Chapter 19      Teaching of Descriptive Geometry in the United States (1817-1915):                                  Circulation among Military Engineers, Scholars and Draftsmen

                                                                                                            Thomas Préveraud

Chapter 20      The Teaching of Descriptive Geometry in Egypt (1837-1902)

                                                                                                                        Pascal Crozet

Chapter 21      The Dissemination of Descriptive Geometry in Latin America

                                                                                    Gert Schubring, Vinicius Mendes,

                                                                            Thiago Oliveira and Luiz Carlos Guimarães




Chapter 22      The Myth of the Polytechnic School

Gert Schubring