My Favorite Mathematician

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					My Favorite Mathematician
      OC Josh Zimmer
Leonhard P. Euler
                • Born April 15, 1707
                • Died Sept 18, 1783
                • Swiss born
                    – University of Basel
                    – Further educated at
                      Russian and German
                      Academy of Science
• Blindness
  – Fever
  – Cataract
• He still managed to produce ~1 paper per
  week
• Photographic Memory
Work
•   Compounding Interest
•   Half-lives & Growth and Decay constants
•   Euler’s Identity: eίπ + 1= 0
•   Euler’s Formula: eίx=cos(x) + ί sin(x)
                  At The End
• Fire took his home
    and almost his life in
    1773
•   Lost wife of 40 years
    1773
•   Remarried 1776
•   Died in St. Petersburg
    of a brain hemorrage
My Swiss Miss

				
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