2013-01-17

Eulerian origins

Over a breakfast of tuna congee (half a cup of rice, a can of tuna, soy sauce, pepper), I am reading the wikipage on Euler. So a lot of our modern mathematical notation is his fault. Aha. It seems we have a similar breadth of interest, and religious upbringing. We have plenty of differences, of course, he was far more specialised in mathematics than I hope to be. I download a copy of Euler's Elements of Algebra - it seems like a good place to start, since he's responsible for much of the current language.

Later I am reading up on economic reports that I cannot possibly fully understand. This year is to be spent mostly on math and stats, but after that I should dig into macro-economics quickly. Too many things to do.

On that note, it's bed time again. 0830 hours.

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