Talk:List of things named after Leonhard Euler

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Tidy-up suggestion[edit]

This list really should distinguish between (a) topics discovered or developed by Euler himself - for example exp(i PI)+1=0 - and (b) topics named in honour of Euler like the AMS Euler Font. Rob Burbidge 12:31, 14 May 2007 (UTC)

Euler's relation[edit]

Which one does "Euler's relation" relate to? —Pengo 01:41, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

Seems to be Euler's formula in this case. Is that what the term generally means? —Pengo 02:07, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

Euler transform[edit]

I've added links to the Euler Transform, as far as I can understand it relates to equations, please correct me if I'm wrong. Sonoluminesence (talk) 23:54, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

Euler's Disk[edit]

Euler's disk is listed twice. Argentino (talk/cont.) 17:08, 28 September 2009 (UTC)

As are many items (brick, cycle, integrals, etc.) due to them being listed by type and by field of study. -AndrewDressel (talk) 18:11, 28 September 2009 (UTC)

Euler-Eytelwein formula[edit]

Wikipedia .de has http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euler-Eytelwein-Formel, wondering why it doesn't seem to have an english equivalent or to be listed here. Is it lurking somewhere in the list? 80.177.9.239 (talk) 23:54, 29 June 2010 (UTC)

Renaming[edit]

"Things" is too vague. Can we change the name? Epicgenius(talk to mesee my contributions) 19:30, 25 April 2013 (UTC)

Possibly, but you should have waited at least a day for comments, and "namesakes" is a poor choice because its dictionary definition only refers to persons, not things. This article is only about things. -AndrewDressel (talk) 19:42, 25 April 2013 (UTC)
Typically we wait more than one minute for a discussion to develop. The old name was consistent with Category:Lists of things named after mathematicians, Category:Lists of things named after scientists, and Category:Lists of things named after people. Pburka (talk) 01:11, 26 April 2013 (UTC)
Agreed that Epicgenius should have waited for consensus, that "namesakes" makes no sense as these are not people named after Euler, they are things--concepts, algorithms, objects, etc., and agreed that the new name is inconsistent with well-established conventions for this sort of article. Best to revert and discuss further. --Mark viking (talk) 03:02, 26 April 2013 (UTC)
Namesake is wrong because it only refers to a similarity of name - whereas this if for things actually named after Euler. If there was another Leonhard Euler and something was named after them then it should not go into this list. Using 'namesake' to mean named after is fairly common especially in America but it is just not as good as saying 'things named after' which conveys exactly the right information. Dmcq (talk) 03:08, 26 April 2013 (UTC)
Agree with everyone; this move should be undone posthaste. --JBL (talk) 03:44, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

I've changed it back. Note that

Michael Hardy (talk) 13:45, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

I agree that the old name was better. —David Eppstein (talk) 17:31, 26 April 2013 (UTC)
Yay! -AndrewDressel (talk) 21:55, 26 April 2013 (UTC)