Tuesday, December 12, 2006

LEONHARD EULER


Pick yourself back off the floor - I realize the shock of me blogging something vaguely intellectual for a change instead of my usual inane drivel about socks or dirty nappies will shock you to the core! I did have a brain once back in the olden days, honest! When I studied 1st year university calculus and numerical analysis I had to write a computer program to prove Euler's theory of mathematical function. It took me 3 months to write, as I knew nothing about programming having only studied pure mathematics, it worked wonderfully even if I do say so myself, unfortunately it gave the wrong answer to all equations :-\ (so maybe I didn't have a brain actually). But I did pass so I guess they must have given me some marks for effort and perseverance.
Anyway, why am I on about Euler? Well Euler was the answer to a question on a quiz show Marcel was watching the other night and I actually remembered it - it is amazing what rubbish the mind pigeonholes for 2 decades only to bring to the surface, uselessly many years later. Also I didn't want my blog to be pigeonholed as complete inane drivel.

1 comment:

Scudder said...

WHO ????
Of course my Maths education never got beyond wee Mr."Oh what was his name", at Eastbank Academy !!