Germain and Her Biharmonic Equation
Part of the Springer Biographies book series (SPRINGERBIOGS)
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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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