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Author Stipp, David, author.

Title A most elegant equation : Euler's formula and the beauty of mathematics / David Stipp.

Edition First edition
Publication Info. New York : Basic Books, 2017.
©2017
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Description 221 pages ; 23 cm
Summary An award-winning science writer introduces us to mathematics using the extraordinary equation that unites five of mathematics' most important numbers Bertrand Russell wrote that mathematics can exalt "as surely as poetry." This is especially true of one equation: ei(pi) + 1 = 0, the brainchild of Leonhard Euler, the Mozart of mathematics. More than two centuries after Euler's death, it is still regarded as a conceptual diamond of unsurpassed beauty. Called Euler's identity or God's equation, it includes just five numbers but represents an astonishing revelation of hidden connections. It ties together everything from basic arithmetic to compound interest, the circumference of a circle, trigonometry, calculus, and even infinity. In David Stipp's hands, Euler's identity formula becomes a contemplative stroll through the glories of mathematics. The result is an ode to this magical field.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Euler, Leonhard, 1707-1783.
Mathematicians -- Switzerland.
Mathematics -- Switzerland -- History -- 18th century.
ISBN 9780465093779
0465093779
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