Association for Women in Mathematics Series

Women in Mathematics

Celebrating the Centennial of the Mathematical Association of America

Editors: Beery, J., Greenwald, S., Jensen-Vallin, J., Mast, M.B. (Eds.)

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  • Showcases a variety of topics on the history of women in mathematics
  • Contains a diverse mix of current scholarship and exposition related to women and mathematics
  • Perfect for historians, teachers and students at the high school, college, and graduate levels
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This collection of refereed papers celebrates the contributions, achievements, and progress of female mathematicians, mostly in the 20th and 21st centuries. Emerging from the themed paper session “The Contributions of Women to Mathematics: 100 Years and Counting” at MAA's 2015 MathFest, this volume contains a diverse mix of current scholarship and exposition on women and mathematics, including biographies, histories, and cultural discussions. The multiplicity of authors also ensures a wide variety of perspectives.

In inspiring and informative chapters, the authors featured in this volume reflect on the accomplishments of women in mathematics, showcasing the changes in mathematical culture that resulted as more women obtained tenure-track and tenured academic positions, received prestigious awards and honors, served in leadership roles in professional societies, and became more visibly active in the mathematical community. Readers will find discussions of mathematical excellence at Girton College, Cambridge, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; of perseverance by Polish women in mathematics during and after World War II and by Black women in mathematics in the United States from the 1880s onward; and of the impact of outreach programs ranging from EDGE's promotion of graduate education to the Daughters of Hypatia dance performances. The volume also provides informative biographies of a variety of women from mathematics and statistics, many of them well-known and others less well-known, including Charlotte Angas Scott, Emmy Noether, Mina Rees, Gertrude Cox, Euphemia Lofton Haynes, Norma Hernandez, Deborah Tepper Haimo, and Teri Perl.

These essays provide compelling reading for a wide audience, including mathematicians, historians of science, teachers of mathematics, and students at the high school, college, and graduate levels. Anyone interested in attracting more girls and women as students, faculty, and/or employees will also find this volume engaging and enlightening.

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“The editors have done a good job in selecting and grouping the papers into three strands — there are biographical papers, papers on mathematics education, and beginning the book, with the largest section, thematic papers, on women mathematicians in particular times or places. … I found this book to be inspirational and informative. I think it has a place in every university library.” (Sarah Hart, London Mathematical Society Newsletter, newsletter.lms.ac.uk, Issue 483, July, 2019)


“This book is a collection of papers on biographies, histories, studies, cultural discussions, etc. of women mathematicians in the last two centuries. … The book is very interesting and can serve for the promotion of more women in mathematics.” (Angela Slavova, zbMATH 1391.01006, 2018)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • Fostering Academic and Mathematical Excellence at Girton College 1870–1940

    Pages 3-35

    McMurran, Shawnee L. (et al.)

  • Pioneers: The Pre-1940 PhD’s

    Pages 37-50

    Green, Judy (et al.)

  • Käte Hey and Margaret Matchett—Two Women PhD Students of Emil Artin

    Pages 51-66

    Dumbaugh, Della (et al.)

  • Making Her Mark on a Century of Turmoil and Triumph: A Tribute to Polish Women in Mathematics

    Pages 67-89

    Kenney, Emelie Agnes

  • Toward a Documentary History of American Women Mathematics PhDs: The Doctoral Classes of 1940–1959

    Pages 91-101

    Murray, Margaret A. M.

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $139.00
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Softcover $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-88303-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women in Mathematics
Book Subtitle
Celebrating the Centennial of the Mathematical Association of America
Editors
  • Janet Beery
  • Sarah Greenwald
  • Jacqueline Jensen-Vallin
  • Maura B. Mast
Series Title
Association for Women in Mathematics Series
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s) and the Association for Women in Mathematics
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66694-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66694-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66693-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88303-8
Series ISSN
2364-5733
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 405
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour
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