Enchantress of Numbers review Ç 9

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The only legitimate child of Lord Byron the most brilliant revered and scandalous of the Romantic poets Ada was destined for fame long before her birth Estranged from Ada’s father who was infamously “mad bad and dangerous to know” Ada’s mathematician mother is determined to save her only child from her perilous Byron heritage Banishing fairy tales and make believe from the nursery Ada’s mother provides her daughter with a rigorous education grounded in mathematics and science Any troubling. 25 starsThis is a historical novel based on the brief life of Ada Lovelace daughter of Lord Byron and a mathematician of genius It follows fairly closely the details of Lovelace’s life as it is known but is rather selective about what is focussed on There is a great emphasis on the relationships with her mother who spends her whole time trying to ensure her daughter does not develop her father’s imaginative and poetic traits The relationship is shown as often distant and adversarial In fact there is a good deal of time spent on social and entertainment situations and too little on the interesting aspects of her life Lovelace worked closely with Charles Babbage and Mary Somerville Her contribution to the development of Babbage’s plans for his Difference Engine and Analytical Engine has been much debated but here there is no real contribution to that debate There is much discussion from Lovelace about how much she would like to be assisting Babbage rather than discussion of their work The novel is limited by the fact that it is narrated by Lovelace herself and by its limited discussion of Lovelace’s work There is very little mention of Lovelace’s relationships with other men particularly John Crosse to whom she left the only relics she had of her father There is only a fleeting mention of Lovelace’s gambling addiction and her attempts to use her mathematical skills to assist her gambling on the horses Little is also made of her relationship with the other leading female mathematician of the age Mary SomervilleThe first person narration does grate and the novel is over long for all the wrong reasons the interesting aspects of her life were not prominent enough and there was too much uninteresting detail Perhaps I would better have appreciated a decent biography Mary Somerville was interesting and I think should be better known for her pioneering work Lovelace herself is an interesting character and her work isn’t explored in enough detail here Her refutation of the possibility of artificial intelligence was important enough for it to be examined and addressed by Alan Turing when he wrote about artificial intelligence An interesting subject let down by a less than satisfactory novel

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Enchantress of NumbersSpark of imagination or worse yet passion or poetry is promptly extinguished Or so her mother believesWhen Ada is introduced into London society as a highly Enchantress of PDFEPUB or eligible young heiress she at last discovers the intellectual and social circles she has craved all her life Little does she realize that her delightful new friendship with inventor Charles Babbage brilliant charming and occasionally curmudgeonly will shape her destiny Intrigued by the prototype of his first calculating m. This was a good fictional account of Ada Lovelace's life In the future I plan on reading about herThere is not much else to say because the story speaks for its self

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Enchantress of Numbers review Ç 9 ✓ [Reading] ➯ Enchantress of Numbers ➷ Jennifer Chiaverini – Gym-apparel.co.uk The only legitimate child of Lord Byron the most brilliant revered and scandalous of the Romantic poets Ada was destined for fame long before her birth Estranged from Ada’s father who was infamous The only legiAchine the Difference Engine and enthralled by the plans for his even advanced Analytical Engine Ada resolves to help Babbage realize his extraordinary vision uniue in her understanding of how his invention could transform the world All the while she passionately studies mathematics ignoring skeptics who consider it an unusual even unhealthy pursuit for a woman falls in love discovers the shocking secrets behind her parents’ estrangement and comes to terms with the unuenchable fire of her imaginati. couldn't do it she talks about her as if she's 10 and in the next sentence says And then I turned 2 what Talks about how she embroidered fancy things on table cloths and then in my 4th birthday huh Way too tedious