Women and Minorities in Mathematics Paper 1 - The 18th and 19th Centuries

You will be assigned a mathematician based on your initial survey.
Write a paper using the writing checklist as a guide, and prepare a presentation using the presentation checklist as a guide, and a worksheet using the worksheet checklist as a guide.
Draft 1 due Tues, Jan 30 at 5pm
Presentation of your paper Feb 6 - 15 is 25% of paper 1 grade
Final paper (turn original draft in too) and computer file of final paper due by Tues Feb 20 is 60% of paper 1 grade
Graded Classroom Worksheets and Computer File of Final Classroom Worksheet due Fri February 23 is 15% of paper 1 grade
WebCT test on the mathematicians in paper 1 and their mathematics Thur March 1
Contents of folders handed out to students.

Muhammad ibn Muhammad

Mathematics: What are magic squares? How did Muhammad's work on them utilize group theory?

Thomas Fuller

Mathematics: How would we do Fuller's calculations by hand? What affects calculator and computer calculation time? Compare to Fuller's times.

Maria Agnesi

Mathematics: What is the witch of Agnesi? What did Maria Agnesi prove about it?

Benjamin Banneker

Mathematics: What is a false position proof? What is a double-false position proof? How might Banneker have used these?

Sophie Germain 1776-1831

Mathematics: What is Fermat's Last Theorem, and how did Sophie Germain contribute to the solution?

Sonia Kovalevsky 1850-1891

Mathematics: What is the Kovalevskaia Top? What ideas went into her solution?

Dudley Woodard 1881-1965

What is the Jordan curve theorem? Why isn't the proof trivial? What did this have to do with Woodard?

Emmy Noether 1882-1935

Mathematics: What is a Noetherian Ring on Ideals? What did this have to do with Emmy Noether?

Elbert Cox 1895-1969

What are difference equations? What was Cox trying to prove about them?