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It is forbidden to modify any content available on the Journal de l’École polytechnique site. In particular, the copyright mentions must not be dissociated from the data they cover, be it during copying, transmission or printing of these data.

Every article has a stable URL (Uniform Resource Locator) in the form which is printed on the first page of the provided full text files, and refers to the complete reference of the article. The Journal de l’École polytechnique encourage users who wish to refer to an article to use this URL. The physical or logical adress of the files themselves being subject to modification with no warning.

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