How Euler Did It
C. Edward Sandifer
237 pp., hardbound, 2007
Leonhard Euler's place among the world's greatest mathematicians is unquestioned. His large body of work covered many different areas of mathematics and was often groundbreaking. Ed Sandifer's book, How Euler Did It, is a collection of 40 columns, originally posted at MAA Online, that touch upon all things Euler, from odd perfect numbers to orthogonal matrices. Each column highlights a particular facet of Euler's work, explaining its context and significance, with information taken from Euler's own words in their original language.
How Euler Did It begins with a chapter on Euler's "greatest hits," a listing and description of his ten most highly regarded theorems and results. The book's remaining chapters fall into four sections: geometry, number theory, combinatorics, and analysis. This illuminating book belongs in the library of every Euler afficionadoand in the library of anyone interested in gaining an appreciation of Euler's remarkable achievements.—R. Miller
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