Uber Mathmetician of the Day

tarnok

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Uber Mathmetician of the Day

Leonhard Euler

Considered the most prolific mathematician to date, Euler's name (pronounced oiler) can be found in many places; attached to numerous theorems, formulae and equations, sprinkled liberally throughout many math books and mentioned repeatedly by your math professor. To my knowledge he is the only man yet to have one of the fundamental constants of mathematics named in his honor (e).
 

vdzele

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tarnok said:
Leonhard Euler

Considered the most prolific mathematician to date, Euler's name (pronounced oiler) can be found in many places; attached to numerous theorems, formulae and equations, sprinkled liberally throughout many math books and mentioned repeatedly by your math professor. To my knowledge he is the only man yet to have one of the fundamental constants of mathematics named in his honor (e).
1707-1783 Born in Switzerland, he spend his life living in Saint Petersburg (Russia) were he was a member of there Academy of science.

He was a “One man showâ€

Algebra
Analytical geometry
Diofferential (hope you English guys write it this way) mathematics
(Hydro) Dynamics (well known are Oiler’s angles)
Astrophysics

He continued/upgraded Isaac Newton’s work in Physics
 

SuggestiveName

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ALSO: You can make math teachers go absolutely bonkers by insisting on calling him "You-ler."

My calculus teaching in high school had to leave the room because we had her so worked up.
 

dantose

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SuggestiveName said:
ALSO: You can make math teachers go absolutely bonkers by insisting on calling him "You-ler."

My calculus teaching in high school had to leave the room because we had her so worked up.
I still read it that way dispite knowing better.
 

Intolerance

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"Buehler? Buehler? Buehler?"


"Candidate George Bush called this What? Anyone? Anyone? Something-economics. Anyone? Anyone? Anyone?"

"Something 'd-o-o' economics, Anyone? Anyone? Anyone? Voodoo economics."
 

publius

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He also came up with a rather interesting "proof" of the existence of god. Hilarious story, but I have to run so I'll relate it later.
 

th5418

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publius said:
He also came up with a rather interesting "proof" of the existence of god. Hilarious story, but I have to run so I'll relate it later.
Ohh, linkage please.
 

publius

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So, as the story goes, Euler was the patron of Catherine the Great of Russia (I think, anyone want to confirm?). One day there was this person at her court that was proving god didn't exist using some logic. The devout Queen was getting more and more frustrated, so she told Euler to counter the argument.

Euler walks up to the guy in court, and shouts "a+b/n=x, therefore God exists! Respond please!" The other guy didn't know any math, however, and wasn't able to argue back.
 

SuggestiveName

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publius said:
So, as the story goes, Euler was the patron of Catherine the Great of Russia (I think, anyone want to confirm?). One day there was this person at her court that was proving god didn't exist using some logic. The devout Queen was getting more and more frustrated, so she told Euler to counter the argument.

Euler walks up to the guy in court, and shouts "a+b/n=x, therefore God exists! Respond please!" The other guy didn't know any math, however, and wasn't able to argue back.
The other guy was Denis Diderot, an anti-catholic intellectual, and I confirm that this was in the court of Catherine the Great. The actual quote was (supposedly):

"Monsieur, (a + b^n)/n =x, therefore God exists. Any answer to that!"

At this point Diderot was so embarressed that he actually immeadiately left the court and went back to france.
 

AeroJonesy

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Hey, Sir Pi had a constant named for him.

Euler doesn't just show up in math. He shows up in our aerospace books. But not near as much as Bernoulli, who is also awesome.
 
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