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# Dr Euler's Fabulous Formula: Cures Many Mathematical Ills

"I used to think math was no fun

'Cause I couldn't see how it was done

Now Euler's my hero

For I now see why zero

Equals e[pi] i+1"

--Paul Nahin, electrical engineer

In the mid-eighteenth century, Swiss-born mathematician Leonhard Euler developed a formula so innovative and complex that it continues to inspire research, discussion, and even the occasional limerick. "Dr. Euler's ...more

Hardcover, 380 pages

Published
April 30th 2006
by Princeton University Press
(first published April 10th 2006)

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Oct 19, 2016
Chayan Ghosh
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Having just finished this, may be I am too overwhelmed and brain-fucked to immediately judge the book, still I've got to say, this read was a treat to my soul.

This was a great homage to the ever so legendary Euler. The author did a tremendous job doing extensive research and putting together magnificent jewels from various fields of mathematics, physics and engineering, and all revolving around the one

This was a great homage to the ever so legendary Euler. The author did a tremendous job doing extensive research and putting together magnificent jewels from various fields of mathematics, physics and engineering, and all revolving around the one

*Fabulous Formula*. I cannot imagine a book on applied mathematics getting any better than this. ...moreI'm not sure who this book is aimed at, because it sits in an odd place; there's some interesting material in it, but I ...more

Aug 31, 2007
Ninad Wagle
marked it as to-read

A 400-page book on "the greatest equation ever," i.e. the so-called Euler's Identity (e^i*pi = 1 = 0). This I must read (or at least try to). Maybe I'll buy it on eBay after I return from my holiday.

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Paul J. Nahin is professor emeritus of electrical engineering at the University of New Hampshire and the author of many best-selling popular math books, including The Logician and the Engineer and Will You Be Alive 10 Years from Now? (both Princeton).

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