Google Doodles Hertha Marks Ayrton 162nd Birthday

Google today simply fascinates me and even made me reminisce how I dreamed of becoming a statistician, a mathematician before. But even how hard I tried eating those numbers, none of them ever made me full. Those just brought me bloated and really a headache. Mathematics, numbers really suck! But that is just a dream, a wish, I couldn’t exchange what I have and become now. I am happier with the degree I have and the career I would be in the future.

Moreover, Google Doodles Hertha Marks Ayrton 162nd Birthday today.

Google Doodles Hertha Marks Ayrton 162nd BirthdayGoogle Doodles Hertha Marks Ayrton 162nd Birthday

If you guys do not know her yet, let me share you information below which I adapted from agnesscott.edu.

Phoebe Sarah Marks was born in Portsea, England in 1854. She changed her first name to Hertha when she was a teenager. After passing the Cambridge University Examination for Women with honors in English and mathematics, she attended Girton College at Cambridge University, the first residential college for women in England. Charlotte Scott also attended Girton at this time, and she and Marks helped form a mathematics club to “find problems for the club to solve and ‘discuss any mathematical question that may arise'” . Marks passed the Mathematical Tripos in 1880, although with a disappointing Third Class performance. Because Cambridge did not confer degrees to women at this time, just certificates, she successfully completed an external examination and received a B.Sc. degree from the University of London.

From 1881 to 1883, Marks worked as a private mathematics tutor, as well as tutoring other subjects. In 1884 she invented a draftsman’s device that could be used for dividing up a line into equal parts as well as for enlarging and reducing figures. She was also active in devising and solving mathematical problems, many of which were published in the Mathematical Questions and Their Solutions from the “Educational Times”. Tattersall and McMurran write that “Her many solutions indicate without a doubt that she possessed remarkable geometric insight and was quite a clever student of mathematics.”

Marks began her scientific studies by attending evening classes in physics at Finsbury Technical College given by Professor William Ayrton, whom she married in 1885. She assisted her husband with his experiments in physics and electricity, becoming an acknowledged expert on the subject of the electric arc. She published several papers from her own research in electric arcs in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London and The Electrician, and published the book The Electric Arc in 1902.

Having this not-so-long information about her, I guess you guys already experiencing an information overload there. Try to google some more about her in some of your other free time.

Happy Pi Day!

Mathematics has never been my favorite subject. But celebrating Pi Day today is what I missed in my previous Mathematics subjects, back from High School.

Opps..am not referring to Pie, the food one, but Pi, the Mathematical symbol equivalent to 3.1416.

 

My mum is a Mathematics teacher and so my siblings are number eaters, not like me! I don’t know why I hate numbers. Maybe that’s the reason why I took natural science subjects and enrolled in medical school. What do you think?

 

Anyhow, Happy Pi Day Everyone!

If only..

One of the most fascinating branch in Mathematics to study is Algebra which, for now, I wish to study. It’s not that I haven’t learned any from those times, but I just miss how to divide simple equations presenting it in a standard form or slope formula.

Before, it is used to be one such difficult subject to take. But once learned, I realized numbers are just so simple and easy to handle upon. Comparing it to any field of sciences, most specifically, biology, which is subsequently dynamic, I’d rather chose being a mathematician then.

For less than 24 hours from now, we’ll be having an examination in our Pharmacology and Microbiology, yet I haven’t had run through reviews with it all since every time I look at my notes, I curled in. If only studying medicine is as simple as manipulating numbers like in algebra, I couldn’t ask for more books and extra time to study. Yeah! Honestly, every time I start to stare at my books, I could only imagine those junior high school years wherein I just used to play and throw jokes while attending algebra classes.