"e": The Story of a Number

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Princeton University Press, 19 janv. 2009 - 227 pages
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The interest earned on a bank account, the arrangement of seeds in a sunflower, and the shape of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis are all intimately connected with the mysterious number e. In this informal and engaging history, Eli Maor portrays the curious characters and the elegant mathematics that lie behind the number. Designed for a reader with only a modest background in mathematics, this biography of e brings out that number's central importance in mathematics and illuminates a golden era in the age of science.

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Avis d'utilisateur  - James.Igoe - LibraryThing

Reading this book had me wondering about the mystical properties of numbers, whether there was some elemental truth I could discover. Overall, the book was an enjoyable and illuminating examination of e, and a solid retelling of e's importance in the development of trigonometry. Consulter l'avis complet

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Avis d'utilisateur  - kcshankd - LibraryThing

I doubt this book appeals to readers with 'modest background in mathematics' as the cover promises. 'e' is the base of the natural logarithm. I vaguely recalled that e was the only number that was its ... Consulter l'avis complet

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À propos de l'auteur (2009)

Eli Maor is the author of Beautiful Geometry (with Eugen Jost), Venus in Transit, Trigonometric Delights, To Infinity and Beyond, and The Pythagorean Theorem: A 4,000-Year History (all Princeton).

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