Mathematics Can Calm the Mind

Tricia Steele
3 min readNov 10, 2020

Euler’s Identity explained and the hope of order within chaos.

By: Cory Doctorow from London, UK, not my own body as I would have preferred. We were offered a test grade replacement if we got a physics tattoo my sophomore year of college. Verdict from my physics prof was that this is a math tattoo and therefore, not eligible.

Euler’s Equation gives me hope.

When I first saw it, it was written on a white board of my Calculus II class by a man I knew had written a lot of love letters in his life. He stepped back from the board after making quite the dramatically understated gesture, he pointed at it with his Expo marker and said,

Tricia Steele

Lover of words, woods, math, science, and anything done with conviction. founder³, currently writing and teaching one intensely curious fourth grade boy.