Mathematicians do not name things after themselves. This is doubly true if the idea to proven can be done so (or if it can be disprioven) from elementary calculus (and is a special case of something extant). So, how about stopiing the rampant egotism?
'Orion1' is not my name. It is the name of a stellar constellation.
As for the elimination of 'rampant egotism' from science, do we really want to discuss that type of philosopical hyperbolae, do we?
The names given to theorems are never given by the person so named. Other people name them after the person who invented them, and occasionally they get it wrong, when it becomes clear that it is important, needs some distinguishing label and the oringator deserves credit for somethnig clever. There are two notorious trolls on sci,math who grandiloquently name (incorrect) mathematical 'theorems' after themselves. It should have been apparent that you weren't in that mould, sorry.
Euler, who first introduced the number e=2.71.... used the letter e.
He probably claimed it came from exponential.... yeah right :tongue2:
Euler probably chose e for other reasons. He was a very modest man and not at all egotistical (http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/HistTopics/e.html).
Yes, that is definately [tex]\sum[/tex]gotistical...
the fact that exponential starts with an e (and not an S) mightn't also have something to do with it?
Ofcourse I was insinuating no such thing. Twas just a joke.
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