|This site is a
collection of Agnesi
miscellany built upon many exciting hours spent in some of the greatest
libraries in the English speaking world. We highly recommend that
you pause to look at the Bibliography and Acknowledgments web sites to
appreciate our far flung efforts to provide students with a tantalizing
smattering of the strength of resources in mathematics.
The opportunity to see as well as to know is the gift of
Easy foreign travel is also another gift. May your local
education provide you with the background to fully appreciate the
sources you see in the future, be it those of mathematics,
art, or any of the other rich treasures of civilization.
In a fleeting moment we would like to have the
vanity to call
this web site A Complete Maria Gaetana Agnesi, providing
both mathematics and history. Realistically, we know
we will have to continue to fill in the on-site links listed above with
other textual and graphical materials.
In addition, there are some off-site links to basic information which
certain to change.
We especially hope that the Italian government or the
would issue a stamp honoring Agnesi. She did, in fact, have a
Teresa quality to her later life, but as a young woman she was devoted
to learning mathematics. We honor the first woman to publish
surviving work in mathematics.