Monthly Archives: April 2007

Happy birthday, Euler!

Today, April 15, 2007, marks the 300th birthday of Leonhard Euler. Not that he’s still alive or anything. Euler (rhymes with spoiler, NOT Bueller!) was the most prolific mathematician of all time, publishing more than 800 papers (!) in his … Continue reading

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An even better explanation

After I had already published my previous post about The Most Beautiful Equation in the World, I came up with an even more elegant way to explain the central proof. If you got it in your e-mail or through RSS, … Continue reading

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The Most Beautiful Equation in the World

This post is a special shout-out to my former students who are now taking calculus (if you don’t know any calculus, just hang tight… there will be more calculus-less math goodness coming your way soon). This post is 100% money-back … Continue reading

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Open problems: Twin prime conjecture

Oops, so much for posting once a week! My excuse is that I’ve been hard at work on my book. Well, nothing to do but get right back at it. I promise* I will be better** about posting regularly*** from … Continue reading

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