Women and Mathematics

  • Alice T. Schafer

Abstract

In any history of mathematics one is hard pressed to find mention of women mathematicians. One wonders if there were any and, if any, why so few? To answer this question, it is perhaps necessary only to consider the lives of some of the few there were. We do this in the first part of the paper, when we look at the lives of six women mathematicians from six different countries, the first born in 1718, the latter dying in 1935.

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alice T. Schafer
    • 1
  1. 1.Wellesley CollegeUSA

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