By William Dunham
This e-book celebrates the three hundredth birthday of Leonhard Euler (1707 1783), one of many brightest stars within the mathematical firmament. The booklet stands as a testimonial to a mathematician of unsurpassed perception, undefined, and ingenuity person who has been rightly known as the grasp people all. The accrued articles, aimed toward a mathematically literate viewers, deal with points of Euler s existence and paintings, from the biographical to the old to the mathematical. The oldest of those used to be written in 1872, and the newest dates to 2006. a few of the papers concentrate on Euler and his international, others describe a selected Eulerian fulfillment, and nonetheless others survey a department of arithmetic to which Euler contributed considerably. alongside the best way, the reader will stumble upon the KÃ¶nigsberg bridges, the 36-officers, Euler s consistent, and the zeta functionality. There are papers on Euler s quantity idea, his calculus of adaptations, and his polyhedral formulation. Of specified notice are the quantity and caliber of authors represented right here. one of the 34 members are the most illustrious mathematicians and arithmetic historians of the prior century e.g., Florian Cajori, Carl Boyer, George PÃ³lya, Andre Weil, and Paul ErdÃ¶s. And there are a couple of poems and a mnemonic only for enjoyable.