Mathematics with Love: The Courtship Correspondence of Barnes Wallis, Inventor of the Bouncing Bomb By Mary Stopes-Roe
English | PDF | 2005 | 376 Pages | ISBN : 1403944989 | 2.37 MB
In 1922 Barnes Wallis FRS, who later invented the transatlantic airship and the bouncing bomb immortalized in the movie The Dam Busters, fell in love for the first and last time - aged 35. The object of his affection, Molly Bloxam, was 17 and setting off to study science at University College London. Her father decreed that the two could correspond only if Barnes taught Molly mathematics in his letters.