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Mathematics: Math History/Biography
This guide is designed to help you find materials available from the Houston Cole Library for research in mathematics.
Start with the Library's online catalog to find both print and electronic books on your topic. One call number range to check is QA21-27.5 Mathematics History
Ada's Legacy: Cultures of Computing from the Victorian to the Digital Age by Robin Hammerman; Andrew L. RussellAda's Legacy illustrates the depth and diversity of writers, thinkers, and makers who have been inspired by Ada Lovelace, the English mathematician and writer. The volume, which commemorates the bicentennial of Ada's birth in December 1815, celebrates Lovelace's many achievements as well as the impact of her life and work, which reverberated widely since the late nineteenth century. In the 21st century we have seen a resurgence in Lovelace scholarship, thanks to the growth of interdisciplinary thinking and the expanding influence of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Ada's Legacy is a unique contribution to this scholarship, thanks to its combination of papers on Ada's collaboration with Charles Babbage, Ada's position in the Victorian and Steampunk literary genres, Ada's representation in and inspiration of contemporary art and comics, and Ada's continued relevance in discussions around gender and technology in the digital age.With the 200th anniversary of Ada Lovelace's birth on December 10, 2015, we believe that the timing is perfect to publish this collection of papers. Because of its broad focus on subjects that reach far beyond the life and work of Ada herself, Ada's Legacy will appeal to readers who are curious about Ada's enduring importance in computing and the wider world.
25th edition available electronically.
Previous editions available in print. Use the call number above.
Notable Mathematicians by Robyn V. Young, editorThis reference profiles the achievements, importance and impact of more than 300 of the world's most significant mathematicians throughout history.
Call Number: QA 28 .N66 1998
Publication Date: 1998-04-24
Notable Women in Mathematics by Charlene Morrow; Teri PerlThis volume features substantive biographical essays on 59 women from around the world who have made significant contributions to mathematics from antiquity to the present. Designed for secondary school students and the general public, each profile describes major life events, obstacles faced and overcome, educational and career milestones--including a discussion of mathematical research in non-technical terms--and interests outside of 2 promotics. Although the collection includes historical women, the emphasis is on contemporary mathematicians, many of whom have not been profiled in any previous work. The work also celebrates the contributions of minority women, including 10 African-American, Latina, and Asian mathematicians. Written by practicing mathematicians, teachers and researchers, these profiles give voice to the variety of pathways into mathematics that women have followed and the diversity of areas in which mathematics can work. Many profiles draw on interviews with the subject, and each includes a short list of suggested reading by and about the mathematician. Most mathematicians profiled stress the value, importance, and enjoyment of collaborative research, contradicting the prevailing notion that doing good mathematics requires isolation. This collection provides not only a substantial number of role models for girls interested in a career in mathematics, but also a unique depiction of a field that can offer a lifetime of challenge and enjoyment.
Call Number: QA 28 .N68 1998
Publication Date: 1998-05-30
Power in Numbers by Patrick Jones (Contribution by); Joaquin Navarro; Talithia WilliamsPrepare 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!
Publication Date: 2018-05-08
A to Z of Mathematicians by Tucker McElroyIt is difficult to evaluate contemporary mathematicians without the benefit of a retrospective viewpoint, separated by several decades. This A-Z reference covers both the past and present scientists who have significantly contributed to the field of mathematics.
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