Influences for Maria writing her Calculus Text

Maria Agnesi was not a person that enjoyed a lot of attention. If she could of had her way, she would of become a nun but her father would allow it. Maria was responsible for the education of her brothers, and in an attempt to teach them mathematics, she wrote "Analytic Institutions." While Maria was printing her book, she stayed in contact with other mathematicians, asking their advice about what she was writing. If Maria had not been denied her request to become a nun, then "Analytical Institutions" may not have been written.