Mathematician:Joseph Diez Gergonne
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French mathematician and logician, best known for founding and editing Annales de mathématiques pures et appliquées.
- Born: 19 June 1771 in Nancy, France
- 1816: Provided an elegant solution to the Problem of Apollonius
- Died: 4 May 1859 in Montpellier, France
Theorems and Definitions
- 1810: Founded Annales de mathématiques pures et appliquées
- 1813: Methods of synthesis and analysis in mathematics (unpublished)
- 1815: The application of the method of least squares to the interpolation of sequences
- 1818: Essai sur la théorie des définitions ("An essay on the theory of definition")
- It is not possible to feel satisfied at having said the last word about some theory as long as it cannot be explained in a few words to any passer-by encountered in the street.
- John J. O'Connor and Edmund F. Robertson: "Joseph Diez Gergonne": MacTutor History of Mathematics archive