Choose a partner and then pick one of the following mathematicians
by turning in a piece of paper with you and your partner's name
and the name of the mathematician: (first come-first served).
Prepare a 15 minute presentation (Nov 16, 18 or 23rd)
using the presentation checklist, and paper (due
Nov 23rd at 6pm) using the paper checklist.
There will be no revisions on this paper, so I strongly
encourage you to bring
rough drafts into office hours to discuss your paper with me,
since this will count as 2 labs.
I'll give you material to help start on the math. You are expected
to research the life and work via books and the web (see below).

Maria Agnesi (1718-1799) The witch of Agnesi

David Blackwell (1919-) Game Theory

Euler (1707-1783) 2^n+1 is not always prime when n is a power of 2.

Euclid (~325 BC-265 BC) Euclid's Postulates for Euclidean Geometry

Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855) Non-Euclidean Geometry

Sophie Germain (1776-1831) Fermat's Last Theorem and Sophie Germain primes

Carolyn Gordon - Can you hear the shape of a drum?

Evelyn Boyd Granville (1924-) The complex plane

Dr. Sarah (1969-) Turning basketballs into footballs

Sonya Kovalevsky (1850-1891) Kovalevsky top

Cathleen Morawetz (1923-) Shock waves

Frank Morgan - Soap bubble geometry

Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Fullani al-Kishnawi (-1741) Magic squares

Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887-1920) Estimating the number of primes less than a
given number

Mary Ellen Rudin (1924-) Topology: Why a basketball is the same as a football

### Searching for mathematicians on the web

Dr. Sarah's searching for women mathematicians on the web works for
men too!
### Some web sites with bios:

The MacTutor History of Mathematics archive

Agnes Scott College Biography of Women Mathematicians
Great site, but bios are mainly written by undergrads and are not as
reliable as one might hope

Mathematicians of the African Diaspora

### Some helpful books on library (Mat 4010 under Greenwald) reserve,
in the reference section, and/or in my office :

African American contributions to
science and engineering ASU GOVT US NAS 1.2:AF 4

Calculus Gems, Simmons (my office) (Euclid, Euler, Gauss)

Men of mathematics, by E. T. Bell (Gauss, Euler) reserve

Women of mathematics
: a biobibliographic sourcebook / edited by Louise S. Grinstein
(Agnesi, Germain, Granville, Kovalevsky) reserve and my office

Modern mathematicians / Harry Henderson (Sofia Kovalevskaia ,
Srinivasa Ramanujan) reserve

More mathematical people : contemporary conversations / edited by Donald J. Albers (Cathleen S. Morawetz, Mary Ellen Rudin)

Notable mathematicians : from ancient times to the present / Robyn V. Young
ASU REFERENCE QA28 .N66 1998

Scientists, mathematicians, and inventors : lives and legacies : an
encyclopedia of people who changed the world / edited by Doris Simonis
ASU IMC REFERENCE 509.22 S4159