Mathematician:Maria Gaëtana Agnesi
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Italian mathematician, linguist and philosopher famed for writing the first book discussing both integral and differential calculus.
The curve in analytic geometry called the Witch of Agnesi is named for her.
- Born: 16 May 1718: Milan, Habsburg Empire (now Italy)
- Died: 9 Jan 1799: Milan, Habsburg Empire (now Italy)
Theorems and Definitions
Definitions of concepts named for Maria Gaëtana Agnesi can be found here.
- 1738: Propositiones Philosophicae
- 1748: Instituzioni analitiche ad uso della gioventù italiana
- Commentary on de L'Hôpital's Traité analytique des section coniques (never published)
Also known as
Some sources report her name without the diaeresis: Maria Gaetana Agnesi.
- John J. O'Connor and Edmund F. Robertson: "Maria Gaëtana Agnesi": MacTutor History of Mathematics archive
- 1998: David Nelson: The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics (2nd ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Agnesi, Maria Gaetana (1718-99)
- 2008: David Nelson: The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics (4th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Agnesi, Maria Gaetana (1718-99)