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Title:
Power in numbers : the rebel women of mathematics / Talithia Williams, PhD.
ISBN:
9781631064852
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Race Point Publishing, 2018.
Physical Description:
224 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 26 cm
Contents:
Part I: The pioneers. Wang Zhenyi ; Sophie Germain ; Sofia Kovalevskaya ; Winifred Edgerton Merrill ; Emmy Noether ; Spotlight: Breaking the PhD color barrier -- Part II: From code breaking to rocket science. Grace Hopper ; Mary Golda Ross ; Dorothy Vaughan ; Katherine G. Johnson ; Mary Winston Jackson ; Spotlight: From circus performer to human computer -- Annie Easley ; Margaret Hamilton -- Part III: Modern math mavens. Sylvia T. Bozeman ; Fern Y. Hunt ; Maria Klawe ; Ami Radunskaya ; Ingrid Daubechies ; Spotlight: Mathematical crochet ; Tatiana Toro ; Karen E. Smith ; Gigliola Staffilani ; Erica N. Walker ; Trachette Jackson ; Carla Cotwright-Williams ; Eugenia Cheng ; Maryam Mirzakhani ; Chelsea Walton ; Pamela E. Harris.
Abstract:
Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics is a full-color volume that takes aim at the forgotten influence of women on the development of mathematics over the last two millennia. You'll see each eminent mathematician come to life on each page, women like the astronomer-philosopher Hypatia, theoretical physicist Emmy Noether, and rocket scientist Annie Easley. Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics is an affirmation of female genius and a celebration of the boundless applications of mathematics.
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Prepare to be inspired. Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics is a full-color volume that takes aim at the forgotten influence of women on the development of mathematics over the last two millennia.

You'll see each eminent mathematician come to life on each page, women like the astronomer-philosopher Hypatia, theoretical physicist Emmy Noether, and rocket scientist Annie Easley.

Power in Numbers: The Rebel Women of Mathematics is an affirmation of female genius and a celebration of the boundless applications of mathematics. See their stories!


Author Notes

Dr. Talithia Williams is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College and cohost of the PBS series NOVA Wonders , premiering in April 2018. She develops statistical models that emphasize the spatial and temporal structure of data with environmental applications. Williams received her B.S. in mathematics from Spelman College, master's degrees in both mathematics from Howard University and statistics from Rice University, and a PhD in statistics from Rice University. Her professional experiences include research appointments at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the National Security Agency (NSA), and NASA. Renowned for her popular TED Talk, "Own Your Body's Data," she has delivered speeches nationally and internationally on the value of statistics in quantifying personal health information. Dr. Williams has been recognized for the development of a cataract model used to predict the cataract surgical rate for developing countries in Africa. In 2015, she won the Mathematical Association of America's Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning College or University Mathematics Faculty Member.


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