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Women of mathematics

a biobibliographic sourcebook

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Published by Greenwood Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Women mathematicians -- Biography,
  • Women mathematicians -- Bibliography

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographies and index.

    Statementedited by Louise S. Grinstein and Paul J. Campbell ; with a foreword by Alice Schafer.
    ContributionsGrinstein, Louise S., Campbell, Paul J.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQA28 .W66 1987
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxx, 292 p. ;
    Number of Pages292
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2731609M
    ISBN 100313248494
    LC Control Number86025711


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Women in Mathematics provides a history from the 6th century bc to the present of women's contribution to mathematics. Women were not emancipated to receive a full education until the 19th century, and therefore their contribution to mathematics was more of a "helping hand" than a firm discovery of historical landmarks in by:   Women in Mathematics isn't quite the book I wanted it to Women of mathematics book.

Written in the 70s, it's fairly dated and Western-centric, and I'm sure there are some non-European women in math history who would have been highlighted had this been written today/5.

This is an excellent book for anyone who is considering balancing family with a male dominated academic field to read.

Though the biographies in this book are specific to struggles that women have in mathematics, many of the issues may apply to fields such as physics, computer science, and engineering.4/5.

Certainly women who are interested in studying mathematics and women already in mathematics who have become discouraged will find much to interest and help them. Faculty who teach such women would put it to good use.

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The colorful lives of these women, who often traveled in the most avant-garde circles of their day, are presented in fascinating detail. "The talented and amazing women featured in Women of mathematics book book will serve as inspirational role models for all generations that follow.

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This collection of refereed papers celebrates the contributions, achievements, and progress of female mathematicians, mostly in the 20 th and 21 st centuries. Emerging from the themed paper session “The Contributions of Women to Mathematics: Years and Counting” at MAA's MathFest, this volume contains a diverse mix of current scholarship and exposition on women.

Mission: The Women and Mathematics Program (WAM) at the Institute for Advanced Study is an annual program with the mission to recruit and retain more women in mathematics.

WAM aims to counter the initial imbalance in the numbers of men and women entering mathematics training as well as the higher attrition rate of female mathematicians compared. Certainly women who are interested in studying mathematics and women already in mathematics who have become discouraged will find much to interest and help them.

Faculty who teach such women would put it to good use. But it would be a loss to relegate the book to a shelf for occasional reference to an interested student or beginning mathematician. Among the many special sessions with a centennial theme was “The Contributions of Women to Mathematics: Years and Counting,” from which the book under review emerged.

Women have been involved in mathematics, and indeed have pursued mathematical careers, for much longer than years, but the MAA’s centennial clearly offered an. “This book is a collection of papers on biographies, histories, studies, cultural discussions, etc.

of women mathematicians in the last two centuries. The book is very interesting and can serve for the promotion of more women in mathematics.” (Angela Slavova, zbMATH). "A unique resource. Each of the 43 articles contains a biography, a summary of achievements, and a bibliography of works by and about the woman mathematician The articles are well written and the bibliographies appear to include all the major works by or about the biographees.

Numerous appendixes and indexes enhance the value of this bibliography. There remains, however, a significant disparity between young men and young women’s participation and success in mathematics at the postsecondary level, leading to what many now call the leaky mathematics pipeline.

Young women start dropping out of mathematics during their undergraduate and graduate education. Mathematicians, science historians, and general readers will find this book a lively history; women will find it a reminder of a proud tradition and a challenge to take their rightful place in academic life today.

The colorful lives of these women, who often traveled in the most avant-garde circles of their day, are presented in fascinating detail/5(2). The book discusses related social and cultural issues, and includes a summary of recent comparative data relating to women and men in mathematics and women from other sciences.

First-person accounts provide explicit how-tos; many narratives demonstrate great determination and : Bettye Anne Case. The Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM), was established in the United States, and despite extensive work which has followed to address the challenges women in mathematics face, women still encounter particular difficulties within their professional careers.

Many of these difficulties have a long history stemming from deeply embedded. A Female Flight from Math At my high school back in the s, some teachers in the math department became concerned that many of their high-achieving female students were dropping out of the honors math sequence before they even got to precalculus.

These teachers wondered whether this might have something to do with the environment the girls faced in their classes. Get this from a library. Women of mathematics: a biobibliographic sourcebook.

[Louise S Grinstein; Paul J Campbell;] -- The books contains biographies and bibliographies of some forty leading women mathematicians. The majority of the essays were written by women who are themselves mathematicians.

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