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By Marshall Clagett

This quantity keeps Marshall Clagett's reports of a few of the points of the technological know-how of historic Egypt. the quantity provides a discourse at the nature and accomplishments of Egyptian arithmetic and in addition informs the reader as to how our wisdom of Egyptian arithmetic has grown because the e-book of the Rhind Mathematical Papyrus towards the top of the nineteenth century. the writer charges and discusses interpretations of such authors as Eisenlohr, Griffith, Hultsch, Peet, Struce, Neugebauer, Chace, Glanville, van der Waerden, Bruins, Gillings, and others. He additionally additionally considers reviews of more moderen authors reminiscent of Couchoud, Caveing, and Guillemot.

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Miller’s office, one of the first cable railroad men, where she made drawings for and estimated costs associated with cable railroads. All of her subsequent work was in patent-office drawing. During this time, she also taught geometry and mathematics in a private school. By 1887, she was very interested in patent law and gave up her work as a mechanical draftsman to work as a managing clerk in a patent law office and learn the profession. She attended lectures at New York University Law School. In 1897, Griswold opened her own law offices as a patent attorney.

But, this time, efforts for mutual support among women engineers were enabled by a nationwide infrastructure that had not existed in 1919. Now there was the telephone, the automobile, the superhighway, and the railroad [7]. Female engineers fueled by isolation and discrimination, and the national infrastructure, founded the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) in 1949–1950 [2]. Society of Women Engineers SWE traces its founding back to a group of female students at Drexel University in Philadelphia and a gathering of Cooper Union (an engineering college in New York City) and City College of New York graduates at Green Engineering Camp of the Cooper Union in New Jersey.

Some colleges refused to accept applications from out-of-state women. Women were told that space was not available and that they would have to attend other institutions. For a few years, women who were already in the educational pipeline, women veterans and wartime women “engineering aides” getting engineering undergraduate degrees, contributed to a brief expansion in the number of women getting engineering degrees. Through the 1950s, the percentage of women dropped to just 25–35 % of the total college undergraduate enrollment.

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