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    Sonya Kovalevsky

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    Sofya in Heidelberg. Although she needed special permission to attend lectures, Sofya did brilliantly at the university, and had no difficulty attending whichever classes she wished. After two years, she moved on to Berlin, hoping to learn from Karl Weierstrass, a prestigious mathematician there. However, despite her s... ... middle of paper ... ...“On the Rotation of a Solid Body about a Fixed Point”, the prize money was increased from 3000 francs to 5000 francs because it was so highly regarded

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    Sonya Kovalevsky

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    was able to study with the great German mathematician Karl Weierstrass. She worked with him for the next four years and then in 1874, received her doctorate. By this time, she had published numerous original papers in the field of higher mathematical analysis and applications to astronomy and physics. But despite all her attempts, and brilliance, she was still a woman in her time period, and therefore unable to find a job in academia. Weierstrass had tried helping her find a job because he was astonished

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    Sophia Kovalevskaya was born on January 15, 1850 in Moscow, Russian Empire and died on February 10, 1891 in Stockholm, Sweden. Sophia Kovalevskaya was the first major female mathematician in Russia, her homeland. She is an important influence to many mathematics because of her many contributions and help to make more females important in the field of math. Sophia was a middle child, and her parents, Vasily Korvin-Krukovsky and Yelizaveta Shubert were both educated members of the Russian Nobility

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    Ernst Eduard Kummer was a German mathematician, born in January 29, 1810. He was born in the town of Soroa Brandenburg and in his life he acquired two wives. His first wife was Ottilie Menelssohn, and his second wife was Bertha Menelssohn. The very funny thing about these marriages was that Bertha Menelssohn and Ottilie Menelssohn were first cousins. Ernst Eduard Kummer ended up having 13 kids in his life with both of the Menelssoh cousins. During his life Ernst Kummer taught at many universities

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    Entwicklungen oder der neuen Effizienz der Kommunikationstechniken zusammen, sondern auch mit der in diesem Jahrhundert entstandenen Möglichkeit einer ökologischen oder militärischen Selbstzerstörung der Erde durch den Menschen. Oder wie der deutsche Philosoph Karl-Otto Apel es ausdrückt: „... das Bedürfnis nach einer universalen, d.h. für die menschliche Gesellschaft insgesamt verbindlichen Ethik [war] noch nie so dringend, wie in unserem Zeitalter einer durch die technologischen Konsequenzen der Wissenschaft

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    Karl Gauss: Biography

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    Karl Gauss: Biography Karl Gauss lived from 1777 to 1855. He was a German mathematician, physician, and astronomer. He was born in Braunschweig, Germany, on April 30th, 1777. His family was poor and uneducated. His father was a gardener and a merchant's assistant. At a young age, Gauss taught himself how to read and count, and it is said that he spotted a mistake in his father's calculations when he was only three. Throughout the rest of his early schooling, he stood out remarkably from the rest

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    Perspectives of Emile Durkheim and Karl Marx The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries were full of evolving social and economic ideas. These views of the social structure of urban society came about through the development of ideas taken from the past revolutions. As the Industrial Revolution progressed through out the world, so did the gap between the class structures. The development of a capitalist society was a very favorable goal for the upper class. By using advanced methods of production

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    Karl Popper and Falsifiability

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    Karl Popper and Falsifiability Karl Popper's claim that "the criterion of the scientific status of a theory is its falsifiability" is a clearly viable statement. This is a natural extension of his idea about how scientific knowledge is increased (Edwards, 1967). In an attempt to define science from pseudo-science, Popper states that the growth of scientific knowledge begins with an "imaginative proposal of hypotheses" (Edwards, 1967). Then, the scientist must search for illustrations or situations

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    Karl Marx and Marxism

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    eulogy and detraction of Marxism will be reffered to in the following lines. Marxism is first of all a complex political doctrine, also dealing with economy, philosophy or even religious issues. Based upon the writtings of the German born sociologist Karl Marx (1818-1883) and, to a smaller extent, of his companion Friederich Engels (1820-1895), this set of revolutionary “theses� had – surprisingly perhaps for many contemporaries – an unprecedented impact upon the thinking of the age. Thus, as

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    Comparison of Karl Marx and Matthew Arnold Through their writing, Karl Marx and Matthew Arnold show their opposing views on the importance of internal and external functions of culture. In the first chapter of Culture and Anarchy, "Sweetness and Light", Arnold describes culture as being responsible for the progress of politics and society and as "the best knowledge and thought of the time" (19). Matthew Arnold's culture is based on two main aspects, religion and education. Karl Marx, however, strongly

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