By Ann Koblitz
To inaugurate a brand new sequence, Lives of girls in technology, Rutgers collage Press is reissuing this much-acclaimed biography of Sofia Kovalevskaia, the popular nineteenth-century mathematician, author, and revolutionary.
Sofia Kovalevskaia's curiosity in arithmetic was once roused at an early age--her attic nursery have been wallpapered with lecture notes for a path on calculus. She spent hours learning the mysterious partitions, attempting to determine which web page from the following. Kovalevskaia (1850-1891) turned the one girl mathematician whose identify all mathematicians realize, due to her contributions to mathematical research. certainly, she used to be the 1st specialist girl scientist to win overseas eminence in any box: the 1st lady doctorate in arithmetic, the 1st to carry a chair in arithmetic, the 1st to sit down at the editorial board of a big medical journal.
She used to be additionally an finished author, a proponent of women's rights and schooling, a spouse and mom in an unconventional marriage, and a champion of radical political factors in Russia and Western Europe--a buddy and correspondent of Dostoyevsky, Chekhov, George Eliot, Kropotkin, Helmholtz, and Darwin. This sympathetic portrait of a outstanding lady will attract any reader, non-mathematicians and mathematicians alike.
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A Convergence of Lives: Sofia Kovalevskaia - Scientist, Writer, Revolutionary: Sofia Kovalevskaia: Scientist, Writer, Revolutionary (Lives of Women in Science) by Ann Koblitz