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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]

"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:

Journal de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées started in 1836 by Joseph Liouville
Crelle's Journal, officially Journal für die reine und die angewandte Mathematik
The Quarterly Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, title adopted by Cambridge in 1855
Annali di Matematica Pura ed Applicata, the first Italian periodical, title adopted in 1858
Communications on Pure and Applied Mathematics, adopted 1959 at Courant Institute
Journal of Pure and Applied Algebra from 1971


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)
Verdier, Norbert (2009), "Les journaux de mathématiques dans la première moitié du xixe siècle en Europe", Philosophia Scientiae (in French), 13 (2): 97–126
Laura Guggenbuhl (1959) "Gergonne, founder of the Annales de Mathématiques", Mathematics Teacher 52(8):621–9

Francois-Joseph Servois (1814) Analise Transcendante. Essai sur unNouveu Mode d'Exposition des Principes der Calcul Differential, Annales de Gergonne 5: 93–140

External links

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

List of mathematics journals

Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics

Graduate Texts in Mathematics

Graduate Studies in Mathematics

Mathematics Encyclopedia



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