Sonya Kovalevsky Research Paper

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Sonya Kovalevsky

“Many who have had an opportunity of knowing any more about mathematics confuse it with arithmetic, and consider it an arid science. In reality, however, it is a science which requires a great amount of imagination.”
Sonya Kovalevsky
“Say what you know, do what you must, come what may. It is impossible to be a mathematician without being a poet in soul.” Sonya Kovalevsky said these quotes to inspire those around her. Her real name is Sophia Kovalevsky.
Sonya Kovalevsky was born on January 15, 1850 in Moscow Russia. She grew up in a very intellectual family. Her father was a military officer and a landholder, while her mother was the granddaughter of a famous Russian astronomer and an accomplished musician. Sonya is the second
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Anna's political views influenced her sister, who saw this movement as a means to pursue her education. The sisters decided that the only way to further their education would be for one of them to marry so they could both travel abroad. They planned a fictitious marriage whereby a man would agree to the marriage ceremony, but would then let the woman pursue her own life. This was not an unusual arrangement at the time since it was the only way to free a woman from her parents' authority. The sisters decided that Anna should partake in the fictitious marriage since she was older. However, when the intended husband, nihilist Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky, a publisher of political and scientific works, met the sisters, he was more interested in Sonya because of her intellectual achievements. They got married in September of 1868and settled down in St. Petersburg. Sonya continued her lessons in math but also sat in on classes at the Medical-Surgical academy. There she befriended a women who had started her own gynecological practice, but Sonya’s briefly entertained the idea of a career in medicine, which help her realized that mathematics was her true
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