**Euler and e**

Leonhard Euler is a towering figure of Mathematics and Physics in the 18^{th} century, and one of the greatest mathematicians of all times. Born in 15 April 1707 in Basel (Schweiz, Switzerland) Euler’s legacy includes “e” the Euler number, with pi one of the fundamental constants of mathematics, and volumes on infinitesimal calculus, geometry, algebra and number theory. Euler lived in Saint-Petersburg, where he died on 18 September 1783, and in Berlin. Students of mathematics the world over owe him the Euler’s Identity:

described as “the most beautiful mathematical formula ever”.

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not great at maths but insightful post- thanks!

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e must be a small number! or a negative number I guess. need more coffee 🙂

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shamefully never heard of him. Will check him out now! Thanks.

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Maths completely fries my brain, and yet I’m in awe of anyone who has a mastery of it. I must admit, I haven’t heard of Euler either, so thanks for bringing him to our attention. I’ll be sure to drop out this little maths related nugget during my next social gathering!

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Only a mathematician would see a formula as “beautiful” I suspect.

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So many of us befuddled with maths

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I’m a math geek, but have always been more of a pi man than an e fan. Euler’s hardcore though, have to admit that much.

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