The year 2007 marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of one of the Enlightenmentas most important mathematicians and scientists, Leonhard Euler. This volume is a collection of 24 essays by some of the worldas 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 Euleras life, his activities in the St. Petersburg Academy, the influence of the Russian Princess Dashkova, and Euleras philosophy. Others describe his influence on the subsequent growth of European mathematics and physics in the 19th century. Still others give technical details of Euleras 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 centuryThis volume is a collection of 24 essays by some of the worldas best Eulerian scholars from seven different countries about Euler, his life and his work.

Title | : | Leonhard Euler |

Author | : | Robert E. Bradley, Ed Sandifer |

Publisher | : | Elsevier - 2007-03-20 |

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