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Seduced by Logic: Emilie Du Chatelet, Mary Somerville and the Newtonian Revolution

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This is the fascinating story of two women who lives were guided by a passion for mathematics and an insatiable curiosity to know and understand the world around them - the beautiful, outrageous Emilie du Chatelet and the charmingly subversive Mary Somerville. Against great odds, Emilie and Mary taught themselves mathematics, and did it so well that they each became a world authority on Newtonian mathematical physics. Seduced by Logic begins with Emilie du Chatelet, an 18th-century French aristocrat, intellectual, and ...

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0199931615

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9780199931613

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Seduced by Logic: Emilie Du Chatelet, Mary Somerville and the Newtonian Revolution
2012, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780199931613

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