Euler and Modern Science
N. N. Bogolyubov, G. K. Mikhailov, and A. P. Yushkevich, Editors
425 pp., hardbound, 2007
Leonhard Euler's name is associated with significant contributions to a variety of mathematical fields, but many people are unaware of his achievements in scientific areas such as celestial mechanics, elasticity, and hydrodynamics. Euler and Modern Science is largely a collection of papers presented at a conference held in Moscow and St. Petersburg in 1983 that provide new insights into Euler's work in the physical sciences and in mathematics. Translated from the Russian by Robert Burns, the book includes material on Euler's contributions to the mathematical theory of music, astronomy and the history of science, the calculus of variations, and many other topics.
Euler and Modern Science also offers readers engaging glimpses of the everyday life of this extraordinary figure and provides hard-to-find details on succeeding generations of the Euler family. The book is a great way for Euler enthusiasts to familiarize themselves further with his remarkable life and his influence on modern science.—R. Miller
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