Leonhard Euler

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Place of birth , Date of birth

Place of birth : Basel, Switzerland

Date of birth : April 15th , 1707

Place of death , Date of death

Place of death: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Date of death : September 18th, 1783

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Degree earned , and when

Degree/ Degrees earned : Age 13, 1720, Enrolled at University of Basel.


1723, age 16, university of basel , received his Master of Philosophy with a dissertation that compared the philosophies of Descartes and Newton.

Major contributions to physics

Major contributions to physics : Leonhard Euler was a pioneering Swiss mathematician and physicist. He made important discoveries in fields as diverse as infinitesimal 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, fluid dynamics, optics, astronomy, and music theory.

Leonhard Euler Physics contribution summary and modern use

Infinitesimal calculus is the branch of mathematics that is concerned with limits and with the differentiation and integration of funtions. Graph Theory is the study of graphs, which are mathematical structures used to model pairwise relations between objects. Also introducing a bunch of our modern math terminology and notation. Particularly for mathematical analysis , like the notation of a mathematical function. Function notation is a way to write functions that clarifies the name of the function, the independent variables, the dependent variables, and the transformation rule. This has effected current science by showing us things like "x=mx+b" or the more common "f(x)" which is just another way of saying "y=". These equations and notations are used in engineers and mathmaticians lives everyday, even highschool students like me and my classmates use these equations in Algebra 1 and 2 , and Physics and Calculus.