Name: Tutor: Course: Date: Sofia Kovalevskaya Biography Sofia Kovalevskaya traces her background in Moscow and she was born in 1850. Her father was serving as a general in the Russian military at the time and he was also part of the Russian nobility. Her mother was from a family of numerous scholars in Germany. Notably Sofia’s maternal great-grandfather and grandfather were great mathematicians of their time. Sofia developed a passion for mathematics at a very tender age. The wallpapers that were on the wall of her room fascinated her to a greater deal because they contained lecture notes on differential and integral calculus (Cooke 19). Studying these wallpapers on differential and integral calculus by Mikhail Ostrogradsky served as her introductory classes to mathematics. Also her father employed private tutors to teach her calculus (19) she was accorded a five-year professorship and in 1889 she was declared the first female to become a leader in a European institution of higher learning. While she was at Stockholm Sofia conducted some significant study papers and was among the Acta Mathematica editors since she was a teacher and analyst of the latest topics in mathematics. Additionally she played an important role in organising international conferences on mathematics during her time at Stockholm. Before succumbing to influenza in 1891 Sofia Kovalevskaya had received many awards and recognition from several institutions of learning. Works Cited Bradley Michael J. The Foundations of Mathematics: 1800 to 1900. New York: Facts on File 2006. Internet resource.Cooke Roger. The Mathematics of Sonya Kovalevskaya. Springer Science & Business Media 2012.Wilson Becky. "Sofia Kovalevskaya." Biographies of Women Mathematicians (1995). [...]
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