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Presented by Agnes Scott College as part of an ongoing project, this web site highlights the importance of women in mathematics and illustrates the numerous achievements of women in the field of mathematics. Contents includes biographical essays or comments on the women mathematicians profiled on the site, as well as additional resources about women in mathematics.
Presented by Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, this helpful website provides accounts of the lives and works of seventeenth and eighteenth century mathematicians (and some other scientists), in a timeline format. The information included is adapted from A Short Account of the History of Mathematics by W. W. Rouse Ball (4th Edition, 1908).
Archytas of Tarentum is one of the three most important philosophers in the Pythagorean tradition, a prominent mathematician, who gave the first solution to the famous problem of doubling the cube, an important music theorist, and the leader of a powerful Greek city-state. He is famous for sending a trireme to rescue Plato from the clutches of the tyrant of Syracuse, Dionysius II, in 361 BC.
Tracing the development of mathematics from a biographical standpoint, "Mathematics Frontiers: 1950 to the Present" profiles innovators from the second half of the 20th century who made significant discoveries in both pure and applied mathematics.
During the first half of the 20th century, mathematics became an international discipline that led to major advances in science and technology. ""Modern Mathematics: 1900 to 1950"" provides an eye-opening introduction to those five historic decades by analyzing the advancement of the field through the accomplishments of 10 significant mathematicians
Mathematics is often described as the purest of the sciences, the least tainted by subjective or cultural influences. Theoretically, the only requirement for a life of mathematics is mathematical ability. And yet we see very few women mathematicians. Why?
Based upon a series of ten intensive interviews with prominent women mathematicians throughout the United States, this book investigates the role of gender in the complex relationship between mathematician, the mathematical community, and mathematics itself.
Ioan James introduces and profiles sixty mathematicians from an era which saw mathematics freed from its classical origins to develop into its modern form. The characters, all born between 1700 and 1910, come from a wide range of countries, and all made an important contribution to mathematics, through their ideas, their teaching, their influence, and so on.
Mathematics is not a careful march down a well-cleared highway, but a journey into a strange wilderness, where the explorers often get lost -- Mathematics historian W. S. Anglin. From the internationally bestselling author of Fermat's Last Theorem comes a landmark publication on the eccentric lives of the foremost mathematicians in history. .
"A to Z of Women in Science and Math, Revised Edition"" profiles 195 women who fought against stereotypes throughout history and all over the world to forge new discoveries and theories that would eventually change the way we view science.