Sophie Germain : a mathematical biography

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Title: Sophie Germain : a mathematical biography
Author: Hill, Amy Marie
Abstract: This thesis is a biography of Sophie Germain, a French mathematician who lived from 1776 to 1831. In addition to a traditional biographical account of her life, it discusses her work, focusing on her mathematical accomplishments in both number theory and the theory of elasticity. It also mentions some of her philosophical ideas.
Description: v, 79 p. ; ill. A THESIS Presented to the Department of Mathematics and the Clark Honors College of the University of Oregon in partial fulfillment of the requirements for degree of Bachelor of Arts, 1995. A print copy of this title is available through the UO Libraries under the call number: SCA Archiv Hill 1995
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1794/8965
Date: 1995-08


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