The World of Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Mathematician of God

@inproceedings{Mazzotti2007TheWO,
  title={The World of Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Mathematician of God},
  author={M. Mazzotti},
  year={2007}
}
She is best known for her curve, the witch of Agnesi, which appears in almost all high school and undergraduate math books. She was a child prodigy who frequented the salon circuit, discussing mathematics, philosophy, history, and music in multiple languages. She wrote one of the first vernacular textbooks on calculus and was appointed chair of mathematics at the university in Bologna. In later years, however, she became a prominent figure within the Catholic Enlightenment, gave up the academic… Expand
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