A Most Elegant Equation

Euler's Formula and the Beauty of Mathematics
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Released: Nov 07, 2017
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ISBN: #9781541697577
Publisher: Basic Books
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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.

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Author(s): David Stipp
Genre: Science, History
Original Publish Date: Nov 07, 2017

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Author(s): David Stipp
Narrator(s): Sean Pratt
Genre: Science, History
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Author(s): David Stipp
Narrator(s): Sean Pratt
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