Sophie Germain

Sophie Germain

by Stephen Ornes

Hardcover(Library Binding)



Sophie Germain was born with a natural talent and a love for mathematics-but she was also born at a time when it was deemed unacceptable for a woman to pursue serious intellectual study. She was determined, though, and would not let anything stand in her pursuit of mathematics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599350622
Publisher: Morgan Reynolds Incorporated
Publication date: 08/01/2008
Series: Profiles in Mathematics Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 15 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 10

Chapter 1 Finding Inspiration 13

Chapter 2 Monsieur LeBlanc and Professor Lagrange 24

Chapter 3 Her Burning Effort 34

Chapter 4 Protecting a Kindred Spirit 39

Chapter 5 Visible Music 50

Chapter 6 Vibrating Plates 62

Chapter 7 In the Realm of Pure Mathematics 72

Chapter 8 Closed Doors 84

Chapter 9 Daughter of Genius 93

Timeline 102

Sources 104

Bibliography 108

Web sites 110

Index 111

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