Life, Work and Legacy
- Robert Bradley, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY, USA
- Ed Sandifer, Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT, USA
The year 2007 marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of one of the Enlightenmentâs most important mathematicians and scientists, Leonhard Euler. This volume is a collection of 24 essays by some of the worldâs 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 Eulerâs life, his activities in the St. Petersburg Academy, the influence of the Russian Princess Dashkova, and Eulerâs philosophy. Others describe his influence on the subsequent growth of European mathematics and physics in the 19th century. Still others give technical details of Eulerâs innovations in probability, number theory, geometry, analysis, astronomy, mechanics and other fields of mathematics and science.
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