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Topic: [HM] question about term "normal"
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Jean-Luc Gautero

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Re: [HM] Cauchy
Posted: Nov 22, 2006 1:48 PM
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Dear Gunnar Berg,

> What puzzles me is the last phrase - "solution de continuite" -
> I simply cannot make any sense of it. What can Augustin-Louis mean?
> I look forward to hear from those whose knowledge of Cauchy and his
> times are more profound than mine.

"solution de continuité" is a french expression which is not often used
nowadays, because it is as puzzling for Frenchmen as it is for you. To
be precise, I quote my french dictionary: "interruption de la
continuité (choses concrètes ou abstraites); séparation, ce qui

From Nice, in the south of France (it is difficult to realise that it
is November).
Jean-Luc Gautero
Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis
Faculté des Lettres, Arts et Sciences Humaines
98 Boulevard Edouard Herriot - BP 3209 - 06204 Nice Cedex 3

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