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Ada Isabel Maddison (1869 - 1950) British mathematician best known for her work on differential equations.

Although Maddison passed an honors exam for the University of Camibridge, she was not given a degree there. Instead, she went to Bryn Mawr in Pennsylvania. In 1893, the University of London awarded her a bachelor's degree in mathematics with honors. After further study at the University of Göttingen, Maddison went back to Bryn Mawr, where she taught as well as doing time consuming administrative work. Her will endowed a pension fund for Bryn Mawr's administrative staff. She has also put together a thorough listing of university courses open to women at the time in British and Canadian universities.


* B. S. Whitman, Sheila Scott Macintyre in Louise S. Grinstein (Editor), Paul J. Campbell (Editor) (1987). Women of Mathematics: A Bio-Bibliographic Sourcebook. Greenwood Press, New York. ISBN 978-0313248498. p. 144 - 146

External links

* "Isabel Maddison", Biographies of Women Mathematicians, Agnes Scott College

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