Women In STEAM Fields

Maria Gaetana Agnesi

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Mathematician and Philosopher. She was the first woman to write a mathematics handbook and the first woman appointed as a mathematics professor at a university. although she never served. Her book, Instituzioni analitiche ad uso della gioventù italiana (1748; Analytical Institutions for the Use of Italian Youth), in two volumes, provided a comprehensive and systematic treatment of algebra and analysis, including integral and differential calculus. More…