id: 06554865
dt: j
an: 2016b.00052
au: Barbin, Évelyne
ti: Descriptive geometry in France: history of {\it élémentation} of a method
(1795‒1865).
so: Int. J. Hist. Math. Educ. 10, No. 2, 39-81 (2015).
py: 2015
pu: COMAP (Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications), Bedford, MA
la: EN
cc: A30 G80 U20 D30
ut: descriptive geometry; history of mathematics education; textbooks
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ab: Summary: The history of the beginning of descriptive geometry with Gaspard
Monge and the École Polytechnique had been considerably developed, but
the history of teaching descriptive geometry has continued and has
changed until the 20th century. The goal of this paper is to come back
to the project of Monge when he introduced descriptive geometry as a
subject of teaching and to examine his Leçons as the writing of an
elementary textbook, precisely as an élémentation of the method of
projections. Then we analyze the other kinds of élémentations
proposed during the dissemination of descriptive geometry, seen as a
subject of teaching by itself but also as a part of or as a sequel to
classical geometry. The paper ends with the arrival of descriptive
geometry in the curricula of secondary teaching, which was one purpose
of Monge’s project.
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