Eugène Charles Catalan

1814 - 1894

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Catalan was a Belgian mathematician who defined the numbers called after him, while considering the solution of the problem of dissecting a polygon into triangles by means of non-intersecting diagonals.
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List of References (13 books/articles)

A Poster of Eugène Catalan

Mathematicians born in the same country

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Catalan numbers
  2. Galopin's appreciation
  3. Catalan's retirement speech
  4. Catalan's manifesto


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  1. Mathematical Genealogy Project

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