Mathematics

Dr. Euler's Fabulous Formula: Cures Many Mathematical Ills

Paperback

Price:
$22.95 / £18.99
ISBN:
Published:
04/04/2017
Copyright:
2017
Pages:
416
Size:
5.5 x 8.5 in.
Illus:
2 halftones. 77 line illus.
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In the mid-eighteenth century, Swiss-born mathematician Leonhard Euler developed a formula so innovative and complex that it continues to inspire research, discussion, and even the occasional limerick. Dr. Euler’s Fabulous Formula shares the fascinating story of this groundbreaking formula—long regarded as the gold standard for mathematical beauty—and shows why it still lies at the heart of complex number theory. In some ways a sequel to Nahin’s An Imaginary Tale, this book examines the many applications of complex numbers alongside intriguing stories from the history of mathematics. Dr. Euler’s Fabulous Formula is accessible to any reader familiar with calculus and differential equations, and promises to inspire mathematicians for years to come.


Awards and Recognition

  • Professional, Scholarly Cover/Jacket Award, New York Book Show