First comprehensive biography of French mathematician Sophie Germain describing her contributions to mathematics and her efforts to prove Fermat’s Last Theorem
Includes many lesser-known facts about Sophie Germain and her contemporaries, including Gauss, Legendre, Lagrange, Libri, Poisson, Fourier, and Cauchy.
Fully referenced, this book offers a unique perspective on the scientific environment that flourished in nineteenth-century France
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Part of the Springer Biographies book series (SPRINGERBIOGS)