A Career Biography of Gaspard Clair Francois Marie Riche De Prony, Bridge-builder, Educator and Scientist (Studies in French Civilization v. 13)
By: Margaret Bradley (author)Hardback
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This study recounts the largely unknown story of a major figure in French engineering and engineering education through the Revolutionary, Napoleonic and Bourbon periods to the years following the revolution of 1830. It describes the life and work of Gaspard de Prony and presents selections (in French) of the many manusciprts he left behind.
Prony's life and scientific career; Prony and the Ecole Nationale de Ponts et Chaussees; Ecole des Ponts et Chaussees 1814-1839; a revolution, a new school - Prony and the Ecole Polytechnique, 1794-1814; Prony's association with the Ecole Polytechnique, 1814-1839; Prony's place in history. Appendices: personal correspondence, letters and documents concerned with Prony's life and career; letters and documents directly related to Prony's work at the Ecole des Ponts et Chaussees; manuscripts about the history of the Ecole Polytechnique; list of Prony's papers from the manuscript card catalogue of the library of the Ecole des Ponts et Chaussees; list of Prony's published works.
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