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Germain and Her Biharmonic Equation

  • Dora MusielakEmail author
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Part of the Springer Biographies book series (SPRINGERBIOGS)

Abstract

What prompted Sophie Germain to enter the prize competition to derive a theory for vibrating surfaces? Did she see the contest as a source of mathematical knowledge and sought to advance her own intellectual development?

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Texas at ArlingtonArlingtonUSA

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