# Vive La Difference I!

## A Problem Book in Tribute to Notable Women in the History of Mathematics

### Roy Lisker, March 2003

#### "Vive La Difference! 1" contains a dozen or so problems that are derived from, or relate in some way to the works of Hypatia of Alexandria, Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Sophie Germain and Sonya Kovalevskaya.

Each problem set is preceded with a biographical sketch of the life and work of the person to whom it is dedicated.

All of the problems in this book have been invented by the author. As duplication is inherent in any science whose field of inquiry lies within the human mind, some of them, ( or variants thereof) have undoubtably been proposed elsewhere.

"Vive La Différence I!" contains problems at the level of graduate students and advanced undergraduates. It is hoped that some of them will also be challenging to mathematicians in general.

- Hypatia
- Maria Gaetana Agnesi
- Biography
- 7 Agnesi Problems

- Sophie Germain
- Biography
- 6 Germain Problems

- Sonya Kovalevskaya
- Biography
- 2 Kovalevskaya Problems

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The price of "Vive Le Difference! 1" is $15

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Roy Lisker

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