On Mon, Jul 8, 2013 at 12:07 PM, John Clark <johnkcl...@gmail.com> wrote:

> I think the fact that e^i*PI +1 = 0 surprises almost everyone when they
> first hear of it.

This one is very interesting, but the fact that Pi was a poor choice for
the constant makes the equation considerably more ugly than it should be.
 There is a growing movement to usurp the number Pi with the much more
important constant "2*Pi" (see: http://www.math.utah.edu/~palais/pi.html ).
 If we call that new number tau (t).  Then Euler's identity becomes:

e^(t * i) = 1


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