I recently published my first peer-reviewed scientific paper! Hurrah!
“Big deal”, you might say. “People publish papers all the time!” And right you would be, you who say that! My paper’s probably not gonna set the universe on fire. So far it’s only been read about 500 times. It’s not exactly screaming up the charts to join Newton’s Principia Mathematica.
I’m just a humble engineer, not a real scientist. And since I started my research in a state of near-total ignorance, I had to puzzle out lots of super-basic conceptual stuff that scientists probably take for granted. I’ve never seen this stuff written down in one place, not in so many words at least. Hey, maybe if I wrote it down, it might help someone else!
So in this post I’ll explain, for a non-scientific audience, the awesomeness of one single set of equations I’ve spent the last two years grappling with: the Euler equations.