Women in mathematics

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Publisher: Mathematical Association of America in [Washington, DC]

Written in English
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  • Mathematics -- Study and teaching (Graduate) -- United States -- Congresses

Edition Notes

Other titlesScaling the heights
StatementDeborah Nolan, editor.
SeriesMAA notes ;, 46, MAA notes ;, no. 46.
ContributionsNolan, Deborah Ann.
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LC ClassificationsQA27.5 .W68 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 121 p. :
Number of Pages121
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Open LibraryOL710253M
ISBN 100883851563
LC Control Number97074346

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