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The Social Identity of a Mathematician and Teacher.: Sylvestre-François Lacroix (1765-1843)

Abstract : This article investigates the social identity of a mathematician at the beginning of the 19th century through the study of the biographical trajectory of Sylvestre-François Lacroix (1765-1843). Lacroix was a recognized author of school textbooks, a member of the Académie des Sciences and the first professor of differential and integral calculus at the science faculty of Paris. Using the printed publications of Lacroix as well as his correspondence conserved at the Bibliothèque de l’Institut de France and the material in the archives of the Académie des Sciences, this article analyses the interaction of research practices and teaching practices throughout his career.
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Caroline Ehrhardt. The Social Identity of a Mathematician and Teacher.: Sylvestre-François Lacroix (1765-1843). Histoire de l’éducation , ENS Editions, 2009, pp.5-43. ⟨halshs-01482140⟩

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