Love and Mathematics: Sofya Kovalevskaya – Kochina

In this post we will see a biography of Soviet woman mathematician
by the title Love and Mathematics: Sofya Kovalevskaya  by Pelageya  Kochina. This book was edited by A. Yu. Ishlinsky and
Z. K. Sokolovskaya.

                 sofya

The sheer personality of Sofya Kovalevskaya, the renowned Russian  woman mathematician, was so remarkable, multifaceted, and  interesting that the great Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen said to  write her biography would need a poem. My aim in writing this book  is different and somewhat more modest: it is to present the basic  information about her life from the numerous sources available.

This book was translated from the Russian by Michael Burov. The
book was published by first Mir Publishers in 1985.

All credits to the original uploader.

Thanks for Mir1 for providing this link

DJVU | 4.8 MB | Pages: 364 | Cover
You can get the book here and here
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Table of Contents
From the Author 9

Chapter 1.
CHILDHOOD 9

Parents and Relatives 9
Early Childhood 17
Miss Smith, the Governess 21
Iosif Malevich, the Resident Tutor 22
Petr Korvin-Krukovsky, Sofya’s Uncle 26
An Episode from Childhood 28
Anyuta, Sofya’s Sister  30

Chapter 2.
YOUTH 37

First Lessons in Advanced Mathematics 37
Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky 40
Fictitious Marriage 46
St. Petersburg 50
Pafnuty Chebyshev  52

Chapter 3.
STUDENT YEARS  54

Lectures at Heidelberg 54
The Women in the Footsteps  57
Karl Weierstrass 61
Sofya Kovalevskaya and Weierstrass 68
Hermann Schwarz 73
Good-bye, Berlin 76
The Ph. D. Degree 79
The Memoirs of Yuliya Lermontova 86

Chapter 4.
RETURN TO RUSSIA 90

The Kovalevskys in St. Petersburg 90
Weierstrass and Kovalevskaya in 1874-75: Letters 92
Scientific Reviews 97
Financial Troubles 99
Back to Science 104
Mittag-Leffler and Kovalevskaya 116

Chapter 5.
YEARS OF RESEARCH 127

Stockholm 127
Acta Mathematica 134
Correspondence with Friends 137
Social Life in Stockholm 144
Weierstrass’s Jubilee 149
1886-1887 156
The Prix Bordin 163

Chapter 6.
S. KOVALEVSKAYA AND AND THE MATHEMATICAL COMMUNITIES 170

Russia 170
Germany 188
France 207
Sweden 221

Chapter 7.
LITERARY AND SOCIAL ACTIVITY 224

Chapter 8.
LAST YEARS OF LIFE 251

Chapter 9.
THE PROBLEM OF ROTATION OF A RIGID BODY 291

Conclusion 310

Appendices 316

1. Sofya Vladimirovna Kovalevskaya and Her Recollections 316
2. Daughter’s Recollections 318
3. S. V. Kovalevskaya: Application to Be Admitted to an Examination
for a Magister’s Degree 321
4. Courses of Lectures Given by S. Kovalevskaya at Stockholm
University 322
5. Programme des Prix Proposes Pour les Annees 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890,
1891 et 1895. 322
6. Photocopies of Letters Gited from the Archive of G. Mittag-LefQer
in the Archive of the USSR Academy of Sciences 323

Bibliography 324

S. V. Kovalevskaya: CURRICULUM VITAE 340

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4 Responses to Love and Mathematics: Sofya Kovalevskaya – Kochina

  1. SOT says:

    the filecloud link is of krechmar and not of love and mathematics.

  2. Pingback: Pelageya Polubarinova-Kochina (1899-1999) | :: ZTFNews.org

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