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enA tale of two curricula: Euler's algebra text book
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In the fourth and final part of our series celebrating 300 years since Leonhard Euler's birth, we let Euler speak for himself. <b>Chris Sangwin</b> takes us through excerpts of Euler's algebra text book and finds that modern teaching could have something to learn from Euler's methods. </div>
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<p><i>"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all
going direct the other way — in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest author<p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/tale-two-curricula-eulers-algebra-text-book" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/tale-two-curricula-eulers-algebra-text-book#comments45algebracomplex numberEulerEuler yearirrational numberquadratic equationSat, 01 Dec 2007 00:00:00 +0000plusadmin2320 at http://plus.maths.org/contentFrugal nature: Euler and the calculus of variations
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Phil Wilson </div>
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<b>Phil Wilson</b> continues our series on the life and work of Leonhard Euler, who would have turned 300 this year. This article looks at the calculus of variations and a mysterious law of nature that has caused some scientists to reach out for god. </div>
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<p><i>Aeneas tells Dido about the fall of Troy</i>. Baron Pierre-Narcisse Guérin.</p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/frugal-nature-euler-and-calculus-variations" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/frugal-nature-euler-and-calculus-variations#comments44anthropic principlecalculusEulerEuler yearleast action principlemathematics and religionvariational calculusFri, 31 Aug 2007 23:00:00 +0000plusadmin2316 at http://plus.maths.org/contentEuler's polyhedron formula
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Abigail Kirk </div>
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Leonhard Euler, the most prolific mathematician of all time, would have celebrated his 300th birthday this year. In this article, the second in a four-part series on Euler and his work, <b>Abigail Kirk</b> explores one of the formulae that carry his name. </div>
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<p>Leonhard Euler, 1707 - 1783</p>
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<p>Let's begin by introducing the protagonist of this story — Euler's formula:</p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/eulers-polyhedron-formula" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/eulers-polyhedron-formula#comments43EulerEuler characteristicEuler yearEuler's polyhedron formulageometryplatonic solidThu, 31 May 2007 23:00:00 +0000plusadmin2308 at http://plus.maths.org/content"Read Euler, read Euler, he is the master of us all."
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Robin Wilson </div>
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Leonhard Euler was one of the most prolific mathematicians of all time. This year marks the 300th anniversary of his birth. <b>Robin Wilson</b> starts off a four part series on Euler with a look at his life and work. </div>
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<p>Leonhard Euler was the most prolific mathematician of all time. He wrote more than 500 books and papers during his lifetime — about 800 pages per year — with an incredible 400 further publications appearing posthumously. His collected works and correspondence are still not completely published: they already fill over seventy large volumes, comprising tens of thousands of pages.</p><p><a href="http://plus.maths.org/content/os/issue42/features/wilson/index" target="_blank">read more</a></p>http://plus.maths.org/content/os/issue42/features/wilson/index#comments42EulerEuler yeargeometryharmonic serieshistory of mathematicsinfinite seriespartition of a numbertopologyThu, 01 Mar 2007 00:00:00 +0000plusadmin2306 at http://plus.maths.org/content