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mathematician noted for his work in analysis and algebra Common
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Leonhard
Paul Euler (April 15, 1707 – September 18 [O.S. September
7] 1783) was a pioneering Swiss mathematician and physicist, who
spent most of his life in Russia and Germany.
A
1753 portrait by Emanuel Handmann. This portrayal suggests
problems of the right eyelid, and possible strabismus. The left
eye appears healthy; it was later affected by a cataract.
Euler
made important discoveries in fields as diverse as calculus and
graph theory. He also introduced much of the modern mathematical
terminology and notation, particularly for mathematical analysis,
such as the notion of a mathematical function. He is also
renowned for his work in mechanics, optics, and astronomy.
Euler
is considered to be the preeminent mathematician of the 18th
century and one of the greatest of all time. He is also one of
the most prolific; his collected works fill 60–80 quarto
volumes. A statement attributed to PierreSimon Laplace expresses
Euler's influence on mathematics: "Read Euler, read Euler,
he is the master [i.e., teacher] of us all."
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