Historical Development of Women in Mathematics
Your assignment is to prepare and submit a paper on the historical development of women in mathematics. Pythagorass wife Theano wrote treatises on mathematics, physics, medicine, and child psychology. She was responsible for managing Pythagorean School and actively persuade an important training ground for future mathematicians. Her important contribution is the work on the “Golden Mean.”Theons daughter Hypatia is a Greek philosopher, astronomer, mathematician lady. She wrote treatises on mathematics and gave new dimensions to diophantine algebra by suggesting alternative solutions to quadratic equations. She has made substantial contribution to the development of mathematics by simplifying the idea of conics by writing on Conics of Apollonius. She was the principal of the Neoplatonic School in Alexandria, Egypt, from the year 400. Her students were many prominent Christians around the empire. The supporters of bishop of Alexandria, Cyril felt threatened by her intelligence and power. A fanatical sect of Christians killed her in 415.Elena Piscopia was the first woman to earn a doctoral degree in Philosophy from the University of Padua. She was working as a matheamtics lecturer at the University of Padua in 1678. This Italian lady had good command over many languages, notable musical talent and great reasoning power. She earned respect as mathematician, philosopher and theologian.This Italian (Milan) mathematician was one of the major mathematician and talented musician during the 18th century. She was offered honorary chair of mathematics and natural philosophy at the University of Bologna. She published her important work in Analytical Institutions in organized, clear and precise fashion on mathematical process and mathematical analysis for her brothers which became popular afterwards.