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Women and mathematics

Elizabeth Fraser

Women and mathematics

a different picture

by Elizabeth Fraser

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Published by [Centre for Mathematical Education] in [Edinburgh] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Elizabeth J.P. Fraser and Sheila Cormack.
ContributionsCormack, Sheila., University of Edinburgh. Centre for Mathematical Education.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13863978M

The first World Meeting for Women in Mathematics - (WM)² - was a satellite event of the International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) in Rio de Janeiro. With a focus on Latin America, the first (WM)² brought together mathematicians from all over the world to celebrate women mathematicians, and also to reflect on gender issues in. Women in mathematics. [Lynn M Osen] -- Examines the lives and scholarly endeavors of women who have profoundly affected mathematical thought since antiquity. Home Mathematicians, science historians, and general readers will find this book a lively history; women will find it a reminder of a proud tradition and a challenge to take their.

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