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The Dissemination of Descriptive Geometry in Latin America

  • Gert SchubringEmail author
  • Vinicius Mendes
  • Thiago Oliveira
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Part of the International Studies in the History of Mathematics and its Teaching book series (ISHMT)

Abstract

The intention of this chapter was to analyse the dissemination of descriptive geometry within the entire region of Latin America in the broad sense, thus of all the countries in the Americas with either Spanish or Portuguese as their main language. Yet, despite the decisive difference between the former Spanish colonies and Brazil as a former Portuguese colony, in that higher education became established in the Spanish colonies in the sixteenth century—in contrast to Brazil, without such structures—the history of this dissemination is poorly researched for the former region while there is pertinent research for the latter.

The chapter will therefore describe this situation for the former Spanish colonies and analyse in more detail the development in Brazil from 1810, where a net of institutions teaching descriptive geometry emerged.

Keywords

Argentina Brazil Colombia Descriptive geometry Monge Latin America Polytechnic school Professional training Secondary school 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gert Schubring
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Vinicius Mendes
    • 3
  • Thiago Oliveira
    • 4
  1. 1.Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Instituto de MatemáticaRio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.Universität Bielefeld, Fakultät für MathematikBielefeldGermany
  3. 3.Universidade Federal FluminenseNiteróiBrazil
  4. 4.Colégio Militar de Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil

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