Gaspard Monge

1746 - 1818

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Gaspard Monge is considered the father of differential geometry because of his work Application de l'analyse à la géométrie where he introduced the concept of lines of curvature of a surface in 3-space.
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List of References (25 books/articles)

A Poster of Gaspard Monge

Mathematicians born in the same country

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Joseph Fourier on his teachers

Honours awarded to Gaspard Monge
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Lunar featuresCrater Monge
Paris street namesPlace Monge and Rue Monge (5th Arrondissement)
Commemorated on the Eiffel Tower


Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. Rouse Ball
  1. Minnesota (One of Monge's geometry theorems and its relationship to Desargues theorem)

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