Centering on the life of one of France’s greatest revolutionary mathematicians, Gaspard Monge,
this programme shows how he founded the Ecole Polytechnique, originally to train military engineers. It was
there that the post revolutionary mathematicians trained and did their research. Looks at the library of the
present day Ecole Polytechnique and the early nineteenth century books and papers which chronicle this period
of French educational reform.
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