But She Doesn't Look Like a Witch!

For those of you interested in having a peek at Maria Gaetana Agnesi, the woman for whom the mathematical formula "Witch of Agnesi" was named: here you go.

And for more on witches more generally, here are a few of our favorite posts:

Why Call It A Witch?

Witches and Midwives

Midwives and Witches, oh My!

Image from the book Professor Stewart’s Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities by Ian Stewart. Excerpted by arrangement with Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group. Copyright © 2009.

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  1. You have the best blog :-)

  2. A great scholarly read on witches was written by Brian Levak called "The Witchcraft Sourcebook." I highly recommend it!


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