Mathematician whose name sounds like a fuel ship [5]

Maybe it’s because of all the cryptics that I solve, but I love hybrid clues: they provide users with two distinct ways to make that connection. In this case, the trivia alone is fairly helpful–there aren’t many famous five-letter mathematicians–but the homophonic part solidifies that answer: EULER, which, despite how it’s spelled, sounds a lot like “oiler.”

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