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Campus Only Senior Thesis

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Bachelor of Arts



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Asuman G. Aksoy

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Won Sang Yoo


In this thesis we look into Emmy Noether's life and works. An overview of Emmy Noether's life gives context to understanding her approach to mathematics which produced seminal works. In Invariante Varationsprobleme, Noether proved the connection between symmetry and conservation laws; Noether's theorem is the foundations of modern physics. In Idealtheorie in Ringberichen, she proved the ascending chain condition on ideals in an abstract setting; this work started the "algebrization of mathematics" in 20th century. Noether continued to produce phenomenal works and influenced numerous branches of mathematics. By understanding Emmy Noether's life and her works, one achieves a greater understanding to the foundations of 20th century mathematics.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.