Annales de Gergonne


The Annales de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées, commonly known as the Annales de Gergonne, was a mathematical journal published in Nimes, France from 1810 to 1831 by Joseph Diez Gergonne. The annals were largely devoted to geometry, with additional articles on history, philosophy, and mathematics education showing interdisciplinarity.[1][2]

Annales de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées
Edited byJoseph Gergonne
Publication details
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Ann. Math. Pures Appl.
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"In the Annales, Gergonne established in form and content a set of exceptionally high standards for mathematical journalism. New symbols and new terms to enrich mathematical literature are found here for the first time. The journal, which met with instant approval, became a model for many another editor. Cauchy, Poncelet, Brianchon, Steiner, Plucker, Crelle, Poisson, Ampere, Chasles, and Liouville sent articles for publication."[3]

Operational calculus was developed in the journal in 1814 by Francois-Joseph Servois.[4]

The reference to both pure mathematics and applied mathematics in the journal title inspired replications in later journals:


  1. ^ Christian Gerini (2008) "Les Annales de Mathématique de Gergonne : un journal du 19ème siècle numérisé et mediatisé au bénéfice d'une interdisciplinarité entre mathématique, histoire, didactique et philosophie", Actes del'European Summer University on the History and Epistemology in Mathematics Education, (CNRS citation)
  2. ^ Verdier, Norbert (2009), "Les journaux de mathématiques dans la première moitié du xixe siècle en Europe", Philosophia Scientiae (in French), 13 (2): 97–126, doi:10.4000/philosophiascientiae.297
  3. ^ Laura Guggenbuhl (1959) "Gergonne, founder of the Annales de Mathématiques", Mathematics Teacher 52(8):621–9
  4. ^ Francois-Joseph Servois (1814) Analise Transcendante. Essai sur unNouveu Mode d'Exposition des Principes der Calcul Differential, Annales de Gergonne 5: 93–140

External linksEdit

  • Archive Tome 1 to Tome 22 from NUMDAM (Numerisation de documents anciens mathematiques) at CNRS