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Transcript of Leonhard Euler
April 15, 1707
Died September 18,1783
University of Basel
What was he famous for?
he went to university (14)
achieved his masters degree in philosphy
but he didnt enjoy it that much so he switched
his major to math
Publishes "Constructio linearum isochrononarum in medio quocunque resistente", his first paper & finished his degree.
euler died on the 18th from a brain hemorrhage.
he was in the russian navy
in 1730 he became a professor in physics
at st. petersburg academy.
a mathematical constant referred to as the number "e".
The number "e"
is important in
he published books and he taught math and science at the st. petersburg academy of sciences.
Euler married Katharina Gsnell and he had 13 children and only 5 children survived infancy. After his first wife died he remarried.
Base of natural logarithm
contributions to math
base of a natural logarithm
i=square root of -1
the euler method
used to solve 1st order differential equations with an intial starting value
eulers method approx.
the euler method is very useful when solving a differantial that is difficult or impossible to do directly using integration.
what is thought
to be five most sig.
numbers in all
he did not learn
any math in primary
school because he did
not attend a very good
school, but since his
father was interested in
math his father taught him
at home. Leonhard read math books
on his own, but his dad also wanted
him to go to church like himself.