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Les archives nomographiques de l’ENPC : un nouveau regard sur Maurice d’Ocagne et l’histoire de la nomographie

Abstract : Nomography is a branch of applied mathematics which appeared towards the end of the19th century. It deals with the theory and methods of constructing rated graphs thatenable numerical calculations to be carried out quickly by simply reading them. Thenomographic archives deposited at the École nationale des ponts et chaussées (ENPC) by Maurice d’Ocagne on his retirement in 1927, and found about ten years ago, allow a new vision of this engineer and of the history of nomography in general. The purpose of this thesis is therefore to carry out a historical and social study of nomography through the documents in these archives (articles collected, nomograms published and letters received), and more particularly to study the role of d’Ocagne, considered as the father of nomography. In this thesis we will also bring some new elements to his biography.
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Nathalie Daval. Les archives nomographiques de l’ENPC : un nouveau regard sur Maurice d’Ocagne et l’histoire de la nomographie. Histoire et perspectives sur les mathématiques [math.HO]. Université de la Réunion, 2020. Français. ⟨NNT : 2020LARE0029⟩. ⟨tel-03124973⟩

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