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The genius of Euler : reflections on his life and work

Author: William Dunham
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Mathematical Association of America, ©2007.
Series: MAA tercentenary Euler celebration, v. 2.; MAA spectrum.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The collected articles, aimed at a mathematically literate audience, address aspects of Euler's life and work, from the biographical to the historical to the mathematical. The oldest of these was written in 1872, and the most recent dates to 2006. Some of the papers focus on Euler and his world, others describe a specific Eulerian achievement, and still others survey a branch of mathematics to which Euler  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Named Person: Leonhard Euler; Euler; Leonhard Euler
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Dunham
ISBN: 0883855585 9780883855584
OCLC Number: 82371533
Description: xvi, 309 p. : ill., ports., facsims. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Leonhard Euler / B.F. Finkel --
Leonard Euler, supreme geometer (abridged) / C. Truesdell --
Euler (abridged) / André Weil --
Frederick the Great on mathematics and mathematicians (abridged) / Florian Cajori --
The Euler-Diderot anecdote / B.H. Brown --
Ars expositionis : Euler as writer and teacher / G.L. Alexanderson --
The foremost textbook of modern times / C.B. Boyer --
Leonhard Euler, 1707-1783 / J.J. Burckhardt --
Euler's output, a historical note / W.W.R. Ball --
Discoveries (a poem) / Marta Sved and Dave Logothetti --
Bell's conjecture (a poem) / J.D. Memory --
A response to Bell's conjecture / Charlie Marion and William Dunham --
Euler and infinite series / Morris Kline --
Euler and the zeta function / Raymond Ayoub --
Addendum to Euler and the zeta function / A.G. Howson --
Euler subdues a very obstreperous series (abridged) / E.J. Barbeau --
On the history of Euler's constant / J.W.L. Glaisher --
A mnemonic for Euler's constant / Morgan Ward --
Euler and differentials / Anthony P. Ferzola --
Leonhard Euler's integral : a historical profile of the gamma function / Philip J. Davis --
Change of variables in multiple integrals : Euler to Cartan / Victor J. Katz --
Euler's vision of a general partial differential calculus for a generalized kind of function / Jesper Lützen --
On the calculus of variations and its major influences on the mathematics of the first half of our century / Erwin Kreyszig --
Some remarks and problems in number theory related to the work of Euler / Paul Erdös and Underwood Dudley --
Euler's pentagonal number theorem / George E. Andrews --
Euler and quadratic reciprocity / Harold M. Edwards --
Euler and the fundamental theorem of algebra / William Dunham --
Guessing and proving / George Pólya --
The truth about Königsberg / Brian Hopkins and Robin J. Wilson --
Graeco-Latin squares and a mistaken conjecture of Euler / Dominic Klyve and Lee Stemkoski.
Series Title: MAA tercentenary Euler celebration, v. 2.; MAA spectrum.
Responsibility: edited by William Dunham.
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Celebrating the 300th birthday of Leonhard Euler - collected articles address aspects of Euler's life and work.  Read more...

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