The Age of Euler
The eighteenth century was in mathematics a period of consolidation and exploitation of the great discoveries of the seventeenth century, and of their application to the investigation of scientific problems. The dominant figure of this period was Leonhard Euler, the most prolific mathematician of all time—his collected works amount to approximately seventy-five substantial volumes. The range and creativity of his fundamental contributions, to all branches of both pure and applied mathematics, would perhaps justify Euler’s inclusion in the traditional short list—Archimedes, Newton, Gauss—of the incomparable giants of mathematics.
KeywordsEighteenth Century Differential Calculus Interpolation Formula Integral Calculus Exponential Series
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