Geneviève Guitel

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Geneviève Guitel
Born (1895-05-24)May 24, 1895
Died July 30, 1982(1982-07-30)
Nationality French
Occupation Mathematician

Geneviève Guitel was a French mathematician. She is mostly remembered for the introduction of the terms échelle longue and échelle courte (long scale and short scale) to refer to two of the main numbering systems used around the world.

She was appointed as mathematics teacher in 1920[1] and taught at the Lycée Molière in Paris.[2] She published mathematical papers over at least the period 1943–1979.[3]

Publications[edit]

Her publications include Histoire comparée des numérations écrites, where on p. 51–52 and in the chapter "Les grands nombres en numération parlée", p. 566–574, (English: The large numbers in oral numeration), she made the first recorded use of the terms échelle longue and échelle courte.[4][5]

Histoire comparée des numérations écrites, Geneviève Guitel, Éd. Flammarion, Paris, 1975 ISBN 9782082111041 (in French)

References[edit]

  1. ^ André Chervel, «Les agrégés de l’enseignement secondaire. Répertoire 1809-1950»
  2. ^ "Comptes rendus hebdomadaires des séances de l'Académie des sciences, séance du 5 décembre 1955, vol.241, p.1658". 
  3. ^ http://www.centre-charles-moraze.msh-paris.fr/IMG/pdf/moz17-4.pdf pp 474–475. (in French)
  4. ^ Guitel, Geneviève (1975). Histoire comparée des numérations écrites (in French). Paris: Flammarion. pp. 51–52. 
  5. ^ Guitel, Geneviève (1975). Histoire comparée des numérations écrites (in French). Paris: Flammarion. pp. 566–574 – chapter "Les grands nombres en numération parlée" (English: The large numbers in oral numeration).