Jean-Claude Bouquet (born September 7, 1819 in Morteau , Franche-Comté , † September 9, 1885 in Paris ) was a French mathematician who dealt with function theory and differential geometry .
Bouquet was the son of a farmer and attended school with Charles Briot , with whom he became friends and later worked closely. In 1839 he began his studies at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) in 1842 where he received his doctorate . He was then a high school teacher in Marseille and then, like Briot, a professor in Lyon . From 1852 to 1858 he taught at the Lycée Bonaparte in Paris (like Briot) and then went to the Lycée Louis-le-Grand . In 1867 he became an assistant (maitre de conference) at the ENS and a repetitor at the École polytechnique - he had previously prepared high school students in special courses for both elite schools.
From 1874 to 1884 he was a professor at the Sorbonne .
Bouquet published several well-known French textbooks with Charles Briot, in particular two works on elliptic functions (1859 and 1875) and books on function theory and differential equations. In his scientific work he dealt with series developments, elliptical functions and differential geometry.
In 1875 he was elected to the Académie des Sciences .
- John J. O'Connor, Edmund F. Robertson : Jean-Claude Bouquet. In: MacTutor History of Mathematics archive .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||French mathematician|
|DATE OF BIRTH||September 7, 1819|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Morteau , Franche-Comté|
|DATE OF DEATH||September 9, 1885|
|Place of death||Paris|