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I remember Sofya, by George, Gösta, Julia and all the rest

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At my first meeting with my gifted pupil in October 1858 I saw an eight-year-old girl rather strongly built, of a pleasant and attractive appearance, whose brown eyes shone with a receptive intelligence and a heartfelt kindness. […] Three or four years of entirely successful lessons passed without the occurrence of anything notable. But when our study of geometry reached the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter […] my pupil, when explaining this topic in the next lesson, astonished me by arriving at the same result in a completely different way using her own reasoning.

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Audin, M. (2011). I remember Sofya, by George, Gösta, Julia and all the rest. In: Remembering Sofya Kovalevskaya. Springer, London. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-85729-929-1_11

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