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Leonhard Euler: Life, Work and Legacy (2007)

by Robert E. Bradley

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Superlative & sorely needed article collection on mathematical titan Leonhard Euler's life & work in its vast scope - I did miss more material on Euler's important contributions to the naval & maritime domain. By degrees, the articles grow in mathematical intensity, from the harmless first 5 articles which are simple, equation-free narratives, all the way to a tantalizing but impenetrable 'Euler's Mechanics as a Foundation of Quantum Mechanics' concluding the volume. The fresh, 50pp strong biography of Leonhard Euler at the beginning is greatly educational, & in fact a complete must. ( )
  nielspeterqm | Aug 26, 2009 |
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The year 2007 marks 300 years since the birth of Leonhard Euler.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0444527281, Hardcover)

The year 2007 marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of one of the Enlightenment's most important mathematicians and scientists, Leonhard Euler. This volume is a collection of 24 essays by some of the world's best Eulerian scholars from seven different countries about Euler, his life and his work.

Some of the essays are historical, including much previously unknown information about Euler's life, his activities in the St. Petersburg Academy, the influence of the Russian Princess Dashkova, and Euler's philosophy. Others describe his influence on the subsequent growth of European mathematics and physics in the 19th century. Still others give technical details of Euler's innovations in probability, number theory, geometry, analysis, astronomy, mechanics and other fields of mathematics and science.

- Over 20 essays by some of the best historians of mathematics and science, including Ronald Calinger, Peter Hoffmann, Curtis Wilson, Kim Plofker, Victor Katz, Ruediger Thiele, David Richeson, Robin Wilson, Ivor Grattan-Guinness and Karin Reich
- New details of Euler's life in two essays, one by Ronald Calinger and one he co-authored with Elena Polyakhova
- New information on Euler's work in differential geometry, series, mechanics, and other important topics including his influence in the early 19th century

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