Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 October 2012

352 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199931613

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Seduced by Logic

Émilie Du Châtelet, Mary Somerville and the Newtonian Revolution

Robyn Arianrhod

  • Tells the story of Emilie du Chatelet and Mary Somerville, who, despite living a century apart, were connected by their love for mathematics and their places at the heart of the most advanced scientific society of their age
  • Both a dual biography and history of science
  • Offers to a general reader an appealing introduction to concepts of Newtonian physics, written in an accessible and lively way
  • An engaging story about women in mathematics, written by an author who is herself a Physics PhD and mathematician at Monash University

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