Fonds MSG 23 - Philippe Gabriel De Lahire Fonds

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Philippe Gabriel De Lahire Fonds

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CA RBD MSG 23

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  • 1694 (Creation)
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    Lahire, Gabriel Philippe de, 1640-1718

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4 cm of textual records

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Philippe de Lahire est né à Paris. Même s'il fut cartographe, il doit surtout sa réputation à ses travaux en mathématiques avec la publication en 1673 de sa Nouvelle Méthode de Géométrie pour les sections de superficies coniques et cylindriques. Elu à l'Académie des Sciences en 1678, il rédigea plus de 80 traités, surtout sur les sections de courbe et de cône. Lahire enseigna également au Collège Royal de France et à l'Académie de l'Architecture.

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Fonds consists of manuscrit of Mémoires de mathématique et de physique contenant un traité des épicycloïdes (published in Paris in 1674) and illustrated with mathematical diagrams.

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M13.Bd23

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