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library of Alexandria were destroyed by an Arab invasion. Hypatia is an important symbol for many generations and will always be considered to be the first woman in mathematics. The next woman to be discussed is Grace Chisholm Young. She was a mathematician from England and received her education at Girton College in Cambridge, England. She then continued her

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Better EssaysWomen Mathematicians: Why So Few? The great field of mathematics stretches back in history some 8 millennia to the age of primitive man, who learned to count to ten on his fingers. This led to the development of the decimal scale, the numeric scale of base ten (Hooper 4). Mathematics has grown greatly since those primitive times, in the present day there are literally thousands of laws, theorems, and equations which govern the use of ten simple symbols representing the ten base numbers. The

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Good Essaysability, you would think that the field is equally occupied by both genders. Many people have thought about a seemingly simply asked question and have failed to come up with a practical answer why it is so. The question, "How come you know more male mathematicians than female?" is one that I, previously uninformed on this subject plan to supply data that may help to lead to one clearly defined answer. One reason why women are out numbered is that the females were shunned from society throughout history

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Good Essaystime into each book as she had taught herself Latin and Greek, allowing her to read other famous mathematicians work such as Isaac Newton. Obsessed

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Decent EssaysPlato and Archimedes: Two Great Mathematicians of All Time Plato is one of the greatest mathematicians and teachers of geometry to ever live. To some, he is known as the “maker of math.” He himself made an academy that stressed mathematics as a way of understanding reality. He founded this academy in 387 BCE. According to one website, “... he was convinced that geometry was the key to unlocking the secrets to the universe.” Plato had many contributions in mathematics and geometry that helped in

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Decent EssaysJohn Charles Fields John Charles Fields is perhaps one of the most famous Canadian Mathematicians of all time. He was born on May 14, 1863 in Hamilton Ontario, and died August 9, 1932 in Toronto, Ontario (Young, 1998). He graduated from the University of Toronto at the age of 21 with a B.A in Mathematics and went on to get his Ph.D. at John Hopkins University in 1887. Fields was very interested to study at John Hopkins University because apparently it was the only university in North America which

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Decent Essaysproject to create a paper on a famous mathematician. My first thought was what man should I choose. After all, aren’t all great mathematicians men? Well, I have decided to research and find a great female mathematician. I have selected Amalie Emmy Noether. I have chosen Amalie Emmy Noether to show everyone that a famous mathematician can be a lady. Today we won’t do everything by the numbers, instead we will meet Ms. Amalie Emmy Noether, famous mathematician. Ms. Amalie Emmy Noether was born March

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Decent Essayswealthy family to say the least. Like any parents in the 1700 's, Ambroise and Marie did not want Sophie to grow up and be a mathematician, but that is later. First we must know what was happening around the time of Sophie 's birth. Although Sophie Germain was born into a very wealthy family, she was not of the aristocratic status. Soon after the birth of the great mathematician

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Decent EssaysSophie Germain was born on April 1, 1776, in Paris, France to Ambroise-Francois and Marie Germain. She grew up in a middle class family, yet possessed a reasonable wealth due to her father’s work as a merchant and later as the director of the Bank of France. Sophie first became interested in mathematics due to her long periods of time within her father’s library, brought upon by the dangerous revolts within Paris during the 1800s. During her time in the library she came across a story in which a

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Decent EssaysWhen I hear the word ‘mathematician’, I normally think of Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton. Notice how Einstein and Newton are men? Unfortunately most people do not think of any female mathematicians when they hear that crazy M word. My point of view on mathematicians has changed drastically due to doing this paper. Instead of thinking of Einstein and Newton, I will think of the great Emmy Noether. She was a mathematician, professor, and, most importantly, a friend to students. In this paper, I will

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