The strange case of Paul Appell's last memoir on Monge's problem: "sur les déblais et remblais"

Abstract : We analyze a case of plagiarism that appears in a work published in 1928 by Paul Appell (1855–1930) in the collection Mémorial des sciences mathématiques. Appell's memoir entitled Le problème géométrique des déblais et remblais contains a verbatim copy of several pages from a memoir published in 1886 by Albert de Saint-Germain (1839–1914). By tracing back Appell's last years, we have found historical evidences that might cast a shadow of doubt on Appell's full responsibility by the plagiarism that appeared under his name.
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Pedro Roitman, Hervé Le Ferrand. The strange case of Paul Appell's last memoir on Monge's problem: "sur les déblais et remblais". Historia Mathematica, Elsevier, 2016, 43 (3), pp.288-309. ⟨10.1016/j.hm.2016.04.003⟩. ⟨hal-01347818⟩

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