A Perfect Collaboration
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|Ivars Peterson (MathLand)|
|Euclid and Euler seem an unlikely pairing. One was the most prominent mathematician of antiquity, best known for his treatise on geometry, the Elements. The other was the most prolific mathematician in history, the man whom his 18-century contemporaries called "analysis incarnate." Together, Euclid of Alexandria (365-300 B.C.) and Leonard Euler (1707-1783), born in Switzerland and at various times resident in St. Petersburg and Berlin, collaborated in proving an interesting result in number theory - without the benefit of e-mail or time travel.|
|Levels:||High School (9-12), College|
|Math Topics:||Number Sense/About Numbers, Prime Numbers, History and Biography, Number Theory|
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