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The light music of integral geometry. (La petite musique de la géométrie intégrale.) (French) Zbl 0981.01001
Serfati, Michel (ed.), La recherche de la vérité. Paris: ACL-Les Éditions du Kangourou. L’Écriture des Mathématiques. 117-143 (1999).
The author presents a survey of three chapters of integral geometry: the birth of geometric probabilities; local Riemannian invariants and their relations with projections and sections; integral geometry and topology. The article deals in detail with the period from Buffon to Poincaré and includes an account of very recent investigations.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 0940.00005].
MSC:
01-02 Research exposition (monographs, survey articles) pertaining to history and biography
53-03 History of differential geometry
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