/ (Italian aːnˈjezi) /
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Maria Gaetana. 1718–99, Italian mathematician and philosopher, noted for her work on differential calculusSee witch of Agnesi



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How to use Agnesi in a sentence

  • One of the earlier composers was Maria Teresa Agnesi, who flourished in the eighteenth century.

  • And like her great rival in mathematics, Maria Gaetana Agnesi, she was always "beautifully womanly."

    Woman in Science|John Augustine Zahm
  • In the last century Maria Agnesi gave us a treatise on the differential and integral calculus.

    Woman in Science|John Augustine Zahm

Scientific definitions for Agnesi

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Maria Gaetana 1718-1799

Italian mathematician whose major work, Analytical Institutions (1748), was the first comprehensive summary of the state of mathematical analysis. It brought together the work of authors writing in various languages, formulated new mathematical methods, and was widely used as a textbook for many years.
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