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Sophie's Diary: A Historical Fiction By Dora Musielak,

  • Title: Sophie's Diary: A Historical Fiction
  • Author: Dora Musielak
  • ISBN: 9781418408121
  • Page: 154
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sophie Germain overcame gender stigmas and a lack of formal education yet proved, after Euler, that for all prime exponents n less than 100 Fermat s Last Theorem holds Hidden behind a man s name, her brilliance as mathematician was first discovered by three of the greatest scholars of the eighteenth century Lagrange, Gauss, and Legendre In Sophie s Diary, Germain comesSophie Germain overcame gender stigmas and a lack of formal education yet proved, after Euler, that for all prime exponents n less than 100 Fermat s Last Theorem holds Hidden behind a man s name, her brilliance as mathematician was first discovered by three of the greatest scholars of the eighteenth century Lagrange, Gauss, and Legendre In Sophie s Diary, Germain comes to life through a fictionalized journal that intertwines mathematics with historical descriptions of the brutal events that took place in Paris between 1789 and 1793 This format provides a plausible perspective of how a young Sophie could have learned mathematics on her own both fascinated by numbers and eager to master tough subjects without a teacher s guidance Her passion for mathematics is integrated into her personal life as an escape from societal outrage Sophie s Diary is suitable for a variety of readers both young and old, mathematicians and novices who will be inspired and enlightened on a field of study made easy as is told through the intellectual and personal struggles of an exceptional young woman.
    Sophie s Diary A Historical Fiction Sophie Germain overcame gender stigmas and a lack of formal education yet proved after Euler that for all prime exponents n less than Fermat s Last Theorem holds Hidden behind a man s name her

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    1. The genre for the book Sophie s Diary A Historical Fiction is based on historical fiction The storyline for Sophie s Diary is about a character named Sophie Germain and her life in formal education Sophie was in excellent mathematics, she was even discovered by three scholars in the 18th century As the storyline progresses through Sophie s Diary another character comes to life as well as life in Paris in the years 1789 and 1793 Another, important aspect to consider about Sophie s life is that sh [...]

    2. This could have been so good The entire where she describes living through the French Revolution were fascinating but the math entries the most important ones were where this fell flat It s highly unlikely that someone would literally re explain every piece of mathematics they read about in their diary They d likely make references and summarize, maybe pose some questions, but not explain in detail how to solve linear equations I found it pretty unrealistic and thought it read like a textbook [...]

    3. A fictionalized diary of French mathematician Sophie Germain as a teenage girl during the French revolution An odd mixture of historical observation and mathematical discovery Probably not of much interest to anyone without a strong interest in one of those, and then some of the sloppiness will probably annoy you to show that the cube root of two is not constructible with straightedge and compass, it is insufficient to show that it is irrational, as some other irrational numbers are constructibl [...]

    4. Good book, for specialized readers those with mathmatical background and interest in the history of mathematics and women in science Sophie Germain was a mathematical prodigy who was adolescent during the French Revolution This is a fictional account of what might have been her early development as a mathmatician against the Revolution and Terror in Paris, and when higher education and scholarship was closed to women.

    5. I had a hard time reading a book from a diary perspective, good book to have in the classroom for students who are interested in historic fiction This young girl is witty, and smart and ends up teaching herself one of the most difficult subjects, math I found that her story was inspiring, and something that could easily be incorporated into a history unit.

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