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Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 7:18 am Post subject: (Math) Imaginary Numbers 


Week of April 14, 2007; Vol. 171, No. 15
Euler's Beautiful Equation
Julie J. Rehmeyer
"Gentlemen, that is surely true, it is absolutely paradoxical; we cannot understand it, and we don't know what it means. But we have proved it, and therefore we know it must be the truth." —Benjamin Pierce, a Harvard mathematician, after proving Euler's equation, e^(i(pi)) = –1, in a 19thcentury lecture.
Sunday, April 15, is the 300th birthday of Leonhard Euler (pronounced "oiler"), one of the most important mathematicians ever to have lived. His works help form the foundation of nearly all areas of mathematics, including calculus, number theory, geometry, and applied math.
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