The MAA has much planned in connection with Euler's tercentenary. There are several books being published, several special lectures at the MAA and at the Swiss embassy, and numerous other special events.
|"The Genius of Euler: Reflections on his Life and Work," edited by William Dunham
This book celebrates the 300th birthday of Leonhard Euler (1707–1783),one of the brightest stars in the mathematical firmament. The book stands as a testimonial to a mathematician of unsurpassed insight, industry, and ingenuity––one who has been rightly called “the master of us all.” The collected articles,aimed at a mathematically literate audience, address aspects of Euler’s life andwork, from the biographical to the historical to the mathematical. The oldest of these was written in 1872, and the most recent dates to 2006.
|"The Early Mathematics of Leonhard Euler," by Edward Sandifer
The Early Mathematics of Leonhard Euler gives an article-by-article description of Leonhard Euler’s early mathematical works, the 50 or so mathematical articles he wrote before he left St. Petersburg in 1741 to join the Academy of Frederick the Great in Berlin. These early pieces contain some of Euler’s greatest work, the Königsberg bridge problem, his solution to the Basel problem, and his first proof of the Euler-Fermat theorem. It also presents important results that we seldom realize are due to Euler; that mixed partial derivatives are (usually) equal, our f(x) notation, and the integrating factor in differential equations.
|"Euler: The Master of Us All," by William Dunham
Written for the mathematically literate reader, this book provides a glimpse of Euler in action. Following an introductory biographical sketch are chapters describing his contributions to eight different topics—number theory, logarithms, infinite series, analytic number theory, complex variables, algebra, geometry, and combinatorics. At the end of the book is a brief outline of Euler’s collected works, the monumental Opera Omnia, whose publication has consumed virtually all of the twentieth century.
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