A convergence of lives : Sofia Kovalevskaia, scientist, writer, revolutionary

Ann Hibner Koblitz

The Russian mathematician Sofia Kovalevskaia (1850-1891) was the first professional female scientist to achieve international eminence, making significant and far reaching contributions to her subject. She was also an accomplished writer, a proponent of women's rights and education and a champion of political causes in Western Europe and her native Russia.The first biography in English presents a unified historical portrait of this remarkable women, offering a unique insight into the social and political climate of late nineteenth century Russia.

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  • I: Early Childhood and Family Relations.- II: Political and Scientific Development
  • Early Influences.- III: A Fictitious Marriage.- IV: In Search of Education.- V: Berlin and the Paris Commune.- VI: A Doctorate in Mathematics.- VII: Mathematics in Abeyance.- VIII: A Slow Reawakening.- IX: A Vagabond Mathematician.- X: "A Princess of Science".- XI: A Woman in the European Mathematical Community.- XII: Kovalevskaia's Final Years.- XIII: Kovalevskaia's Mathematics.- XIV: Kovalevskaia's Literary Works.- XV: Conclusion.

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書名 A convergence of lives : Sofia Kovalevskaia, scientist, writer, revolutionary
著作者等 Koblitz Ann Hibner
出版元 Birkhäuser
刊行年月 c1983
版表示 New ed
ページ数 xx, 305 p., [11] p. of plates
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 0817631623
NCID BA03209230
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国