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May1813, 04:51 PM

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Thursday (May 16) was the birthday of one of the first wellknown female mathematicians of the Western world. Maria Gaetana Agnesi was born in Milan (1718).
http://writersalmanac.publicradio.or...ate=2013/05/16 Analytical Institutions and the articulation of the Witch of Agnesi earned her a spot in the Bologna Academy of Sciences. But by that time, she had abandoned mathematics and devoted herself to charity work." http://wwwhistory.mcs.stand.ac.uk/...es/Agnesi.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Gaetana_Agnesi http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witch_of_Agnesi I wish that my earlier education in mathematics had included such information. 


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