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Étienne Bobillier (1798-1840) : parcours mathématique, enseignant et professionnel

Abstract : This work is a biographical study centered on Étienne BOBILLIER (1798-1840), a French geometer of the first half of the nineteenth century and a teacher in a school of arts and crafts, a secondary school in a provincial town in France. First, we present some considerations on the use of biography in history of science and its importance for understanding the collective nature of scientific production. Then, we defend the necessity of a Bobillier's biography that brings new contributions to the historiography of the geometry to the first half of the 19th century (especially projective analytic geometry); and the history of mathematics education in the same period. Following, we present, like a panoramic view, some biographical information that allows a first aproach to Bobillier's works, contexts and person. In particular, we show an outline of the mathematical and teaching career of the protagonist of this study, framed by a period of 110 years of history. This work continues with two detailed studies around the geometrics research of Bobillier. The first study is about the geometry of situation, where we take a look at the divergent conceptions of Gergonne and Poncelet, although also on the original contributions of Bobillier. It includes the collective fabrication of the geometry of situation in the Annales de Gergonne through the method of network of texts. The second study is about the evolution of the method said method of abridge notation, used as a demonstration strategy in analytic geometry.
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Cleber Haubrichs dos Santos. Étienne Bobillier (1798-1840) : parcours mathématique, enseignant et professionnel. Autre [q-bio.OT]. Université de Lorraine, 2015. Français. ⟨NNT : 2015LORR0224⟩. ⟨tel-01754564⟩



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