
06315175
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2014e.00022
Ramsden, Jenny
Snapshots from the history of mathematics: Ren\'e Descartes.
Math. Sch. (Leicester) 43, No. 2, 1415 (2014).
2014
Mathematical Association (MA), Leicester
EN
A30
G70
mathematicians
biographies
history of mathematics
analytic geometry
coordinate geometry
Cartesian coordinate system
geometric curves
notation
mathematical symbols
mathematics and philosophy
The article gives a short survey of the life and work of the French mathematician and philosopher Ren\'e Descartes (15961650), renowned as the inventor of coordinate geometry.
Peter D\"urr (Linkenheim)