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In January 1999, Sarah Flannery, a sports-loving teenager from Blarney in County Cork, Ireland, was awarded Ireland's Young Scientist of the Year for her extraordinary research and discoveries in Internet cryptography. The following day, her story began appearing in Irish papers and soon after was splashed across the front page of the London Times, complete with a photo of Sarah and a caption calling her "brilliant." Just sixteen, she was a mathematician with an international reputation.

IN CODE is a heartwarming story that will have readers cheering Sarah on. Originally published in England and cowritten with her mathematician father, David Flannery, IN CODE is "a wonderfully moving story about the thrill of the mathematical chase" (Nature) and "a paean to intellectual adventure" (Times Educational Supplement). A memoir in mathematics, it is all about how a girl next door, nurtured by her family, moved from the simple math puzzles that were the staple of dinnertime conversation to prime numbers, the Sieve of Eratosthenes, Fermat's Little Theorem, googols-and finally into her breathtaking algorithm. Parallel with each step is a modest girl's own self-discovery-her values, her burning curiosity, the joy of persistence, and, above all, her love for her family.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 323) and index.

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Originally published in England and cowritten with her father, "In Code" is "a wonderfully moving story about the thrill of the mathematical chase" ("Nature") and "a paean to intellectual adventure" ("Times Educational Supplement"). A memoir in mathematics, it is all about how a girl next door became an award-winning mathematician. photo insert.

About the Author

David Flannery lectures on mathematics at Ireland's Cork Institute of Technology
Sarah Flannery is a student at Cambridge University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565123779
Subtitle:
A Mathematical Journey
With:
Flannery, Sarah
Author:
Flannery, Sarah
Author:
Flannery, David
Publisher:
Algonquin Books
Location:
Chapel Hill, N.C.
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Science & Technology
Subject:
Discrete Mathematics
Subject:
Coding theory
Subject:
Mathematicians
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
BIOGRAPHY and AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
Subject:
Mathematics-Discrete Mathematics
Subject:
Flannery, Sarah
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Women
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
2001-07
Publication Date:
20021230
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 x 9
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.99x6.10x1.00 in. 1.17 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Originally published in England and cowritten with her father, "In Code" is "a wonderfully moving story about the thrill of the mathematical chase" ("Nature") and "a paean to intellectual adventure" ("Times Educational Supplement"). A memoir in mathematics, it is all about how a girl next door became an award-winning mathematician. photo insert.
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