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Euler and the youth of mathematicians

  1. Mar 30, 2015 #1
    Euler went blind in the year 1771 but his productivity increased after he went blind according to this lecture:



    Does he defy the common wisdom that math is a young man's game?
     
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  3. Mar 31, 2015 #2

    jedishrfu

    Staff: Mentor

    Great lecture! Thanks for sharing.

    Euler was an uncommon mathematician with an incredible memory. Its possible that he developed most of his work during his early years and once refined enough published it in his later years as he had more time.
     
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