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D’une Académie l’autre. Mersenne, Roberval et quelques autres

Abstract : In this article, I study the Parisian Mathematical Academy and Mersenne’s Academy by Letters based on evidence found primarily in the correspondence of Mersenne, Descartes, and Fermat. I try to determine who attended the Parisian Mathematical Academy and I examine the question of where its meetings may have been held. Finally, I study the two main joint activities of the two Academies, namely the study and the production of mathematical works, by focusing in particular on the only session of which we are aware that was devoted to the plane locus of Fermat, on Thursday April 2, 1637.
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Sébastien Maronne. D’une Académie l’autre. Mersenne, Roberval et quelques autres. Dix-septième siècle, Presses Universitaires de France, Société d'études du XVIIe siècle, 2021, Les académies avant l’Académie L’essor des sociétés savantes en France avant la fondation de l’Académie des sciences, pp.11-30. ⟨10.3917/dss.213.0011⟩. ⟨hal-03316647⟩



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