Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics

Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics

by Talithia Williams, Joaquin Navarro

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Overview

Prepare to be inspired. Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics is a full-color volume that takes aim at the forgotten influence of women on the development of mathematics over the last two millennia.

You'll see each eminent mathematician come to life on each page, women like the astronomer-philosopher Hypatia, theoretical physicist Emmy Noether, and rocket scientist Annie Easley. 

Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics is an affirmation of female genius and a celebration of the boundless applications of mathematics. See their stories!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631064852
Publisher: Race Point Publishing
Publication date: 05/08/2018
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 155,372
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dr. Talithia Williams is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College and cohost of the PBS series NOVA Wonders, premiering in April 2018. She develops statistical models that emphasize the spatial and temporal structure of data with environmental applications. Williams received her B.S. in mathematics from Spelman College, master’s degrees in both mathematics from Howard University and statistics from Rice University, and a PhD in statistics from Rice University. Her professional experiences include research appointments at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the National Security Agency (NSA), and NASA. Renowned for her popular TED Talk, "Own Your Body's Data,” she has delivered speeches nationally and internationally on the value of statistics in quantifying personal health information. Dr. Williams has been recognized for the development of a cataract model used to predict the cataract surgical rate for developing countries in Africa. In 2015, she won the Mathematical Association of America’s Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning College or University Mathematics Faculty Member.
 

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bookwomen37 More than 1 year ago
I really loved reading this book. The author presents short biographies with wonderful photographs and illustrations of women who made math their passion. The book begins with the Pioneers, then includes the code breakers and rocket scientists and ends with Modern Mathematicians. Some of these names will be familiar but many will not. The book is very easy to read and offers a fascinating look at these creative Women. Enjoy