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Sophie Germain: An Essay in the History of the Theory of Elasticity

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Why should the story of a woman's role in the development of a scientific theory be written? Is it to celebrate, as some have done, the heroism of a woman's struggle in a man's world? Or is it, rather to demonstrate that gender is irrelevant to the march of scientific ideas? This book hopes to do neither. Rather, it intends to do justice both to the professional life of a ...more
Paperback, 149 pages
Published October 31st 1980 by Springer
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