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1: Ruth life | Ruth Gentry grew up in Indiana .Ruth Gentry was educated at the Indiana State Normal School.This School was first set up in 1865 and teaching began in 1870.She teaching 6 years in preparatory.She spent the following year as a Fellow in Mathematics at Bryn Mawr, then became the first mathematician | Gentry was the second recipient of the award and the first mathematician. In 1891 she left the United States and travelled first to Berlin in Germany. There she was able to attend lectures but not to formally enrol so it was impossible for her to read for a degree. She wrote to Klein at the University of Gttingen asking if he would admit her to his lectures but he replied to say this was against the rules. Gentry then went to Paris where she spent a semester attending mathematics lectures at the Sorbonne before returning to Bryn Mawr.

2: Many papers dealing with curves of the fourth order, or Quartic Curves, are to be found in the various mathematical periodicals; but these leave the actual appearance of the curve as a whole so largely to the reader's imagination that it is here proposed to give a complete enumeration of the fundamental forms of Plane Quartic Curves as they appear when projected so as to cut the line at infinity the least possible number of times, together with evidence that the forms presented can exist. Ruth Gentry

3: bibliography | http://www.agnesscott.edu/lriddle/women/gentry.htm http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/Biographies/Gentry.html http://www.goldsword.com/sfarmer/Genealogy/Images/WinferdRuth/winferd.and.ruth.jpg

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