Women in Mathematics

Women in Mathematics

by Lynn M. Osen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262650096

ISBN-13: 9780262650090

Pub. Date: 02/15/1975

Publisher: MIT Press

The colorful lives of these women, who often traveled in the most avant-garde circles of their day, are presented in fascinating detail. The obstacles and censures that were also a part of their lives are a sobering reminder of the bias against women still present in this and other fields of academic endeavor.
Mathematicians, science historians, and general

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The colorful lives of these women, who often traveled in the most avant-garde circles of their day, are presented in fascinating detail. The obstacles and censures that were also a part of their lives are a sobering reminder of the bias against women still present in this and other fields of academic endeavor.
Mathematicians, science historians, and general readers will find this book a lively history; women will find it a reminder of a proud tradition and a challenge to take their rightful place in academic life today.

The MIT Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262650090
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
02/15/1975
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
721,143
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
History
Hypatia
370415
From the Dark Ages to the Renaissance: The "Witch" of Agnesi
17181799
Emilie de Breteuil, Marquise du Châtelet
17061749
Caroline Herschel
17501848
Sophie Germain
17761831
Mary FairfaX Somerville
17801872
Sonya CorvinKrukovsky Kovalevsky
18501891
Emmy (Amalie) Noether
18821935
The Golden Age of Mathematics
The Feminine Mathtique
Illustration Credits
References
IndeX

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