November 11, 2005

Blogging Mathematics

Writing about Equations in blogs from Blogbuilder news

My thanks to those who have recently given us the abiility to render mathematics in Warwick blogs.

I can't resist the temptation to try it out. Tradition has it that the phrase "Let no-one ignorant of geometry enter" was inscribed on the door to Plato's academy. For a more modern mathematical motto one might choose Euler's identity:

e^{i\pi} + 1 = 0


linking in a surprising manner five fundamental, apparently-unrelated mathematical constants: 0, 1, i, e, and \pi. Hence the in-joke "We are number -e^{i\pi}" sometimes seen on mathematics students' T-shirts.

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  1. I like that you have a category named Bagatelle. It made me smile.

    11 Nov 2005, 13:50

  2. Jim

    I have to concur that e to the ipi plus 1=0 is a remarkable equation. A friend of mine once characterized this mathematical statement as "the five strangest numbers in the universe all linked together into one neat equation".

    18 Jan 2006, 00:24


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