"If you ever wondered about the beauties and powers of mathematics, this book is a treasure trove. Paul Nahin uses Euler's formula as the magic key to unlock a wealth of surprising consequences, ranging from number theory to electronics, presented clearly, carefully, and with verve."--Peter Pesic, St. John's College
"The range and variety of topics covered here is impressive. I found many little gems that I have never seen before in books of this type. Moreover, the writing is lively and enthusiastic and the book is highly readable."--Des Higham, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Still reading through the book, and it is an enjoyable book to read, just don't try to follow too closely and prove what the author is telling and showing you. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Charles Thurman
The cover of the book had a deep cut mark. Inside was clean and looked good, but damaged cover was very distracting.Published 6 months ago by Akehiko Takahashi
While some may be off put by the amount of math, this well thought out and clear treatment of Euler's formula grips you early. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Robert Donato
I'm not a mathematician. I had some math classes in college. A fair amount of this was beyond me. But I think the special case of Euler's formula, e^i(pi) + 1 = 0, is just... Read morePublished 14 months ago by rokpyle
I understood very little of the math, but the anecdotes throughout the book; and, the abridged biography of Euler at the end, made it a 5-star book. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Bruce Oksol
I think that the Kindle needs its own version of LaTex in order to display the formulas clearly. The book has a lot of mathematical formulas that are displayed as images and not... Read morePublished on June 18, 2012 by Amazon Customer
I bought this book when my daughter was home from college, she is an electrical engineering major and minoring in physics. Read morePublished on February 5, 2012 by Marc Mest
Euler's Fabulous Formula, by Paul J. Nahin (2006, with new preface in 2011).
The formula is e(exponent ipi) + 1 = 0. Read more