# poncelet

Noun

(*plural* poncelets)

Origin

Named after Jean-Victor Poncelet.

- JEAN VICTOR
**PONCELET**(1788-1867), French mathematician and engineer, was born at Metz on the 1st of July 1788. - This work entitles
**Poncelet**to rank as one of the greatest of those who took part in the development of the modern geometry of which G. - Bertrand, Eloge historique de
**Poncelet**(Paris, 1875). - Between them the general theory of the complex variable, and of the various "infinite" processes of mathematical analysis, was established, while other mathematicians, such as
**Poncelet**, Steiner, Lobatschewsky and von Staudt, were founding modern geometry, and Gauss inaugurated the differential geometry of surfaces. **Poncelet**(1788-1867) and J.

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