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Sophie Germain - An Essay in the History of the Theory of Elasticity (Hardcover, 1980 ed.) Loot Price: R2,332
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Sophie Germain - An Essay in the History of the Theory of Elasticity (Hardcover, 1980 ed.): L.L. Bucciarelli, N Dworsky

Sophie Germain - An Essay in the History of the Theory of Elasticity (Hardcover, 1980 ed.)

L.L. Bucciarelli, N Dworsky

Series: Studies in the History of Modern Science, 6

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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 woman in science and to the development of the theory with which she was engaged. Technically, this essay centers on Sophie Germain's analysis of the modes of vibration of elastic surfaces, work which won a competition set by the French Academy of Sciences in 1809. It also evaluates related work on the mathematical theory of elasticity done by men of the Academy. Biographically, it is about a woman who believed in the greatness of science and strove, with some measure of success, to participate in that noble, but wholly male-dominated, enterprise. It explores her failures, analyzes her success, and describes how the members of the Parisian scientific community dealt with her offerings, contributions and demands.

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Imprint: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Country of origin: Netherlands
Series: Studies in the History of Modern Science, 6
Release date: October 1980
First published: 1980
Authors: L.L. Bucciarelli • N Dworsky
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 12mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 149
Edition: 1980 ed.
ISBN-13: 978-90-277-1134-2
Categories: Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies > History of ideas, intellectual history
LSN: 90-277-1134-8
Barcode: 9789027711342

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