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Women in Engineering

A Good Place To Be?

  • Authors
  • Ruth┬áCarter
  • Gill┬áKirkup
Textbook

Part of the Women in Society book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Ruth Carter, Gill Kirkup
    Pages 1-6
  3. Ruth Carter, Gill Kirkup
    Pages 7-20
  4. Ruth Carter, Gill Kirkup
    Pages 21-35
  5. Ruth Carter, Gill Kirkup
    Pages 36-49
  6. Ruth Carter, Gill Kirkup
    Pages 50-75
  7. Ruth Carter, Gill Kirkup
    Pages 76-99
  8. Ruth Carter, Gill Kirkup
    Pages 100-121
  9. Ruth Carter, Gill Kirkup
    Pages 122-139
  10. Ruth Carter, Gill Kirkup
    Pages 140-153
  11. Ruth Carter, Gill Kirkup
    Pages 154-171
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 172-194

About this book

Introduction

In 1922 Barnes Wallis, who later invented the bouncing bomb immortalized in the movie The Dam Busters, fell in love for the first and last time, aged 35. The object of his affection, Molly Bloxam, was 17 and setting off to study science at University College London. Her father decreed that the two could correspond only if Barnes taught Molly mathematics in his letters.
Mathematics with Love presents, for the first time, the result of this curious dictat: a series of witty, tender and totally accessible introductions to calculus, trigonometry and electrostatic induction that remarkably, wooed and won the girl. Deftly narrated by Barnes and Molly's daughter Mary, Mathematics with Love is an evocative tale of a twenties courtship, a surprising insight into the early life of a World War Two hero, and a great way to learn a little mathematics.

Keywords

biography engineer research technology women

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-20409-0
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1990
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-45242-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-20409-0
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