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The Resource "e" : The Story of a Number, Eli Maor, (electronic resource)

"e" : The Story of a Number, Eli Maor, (electronic resource)

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"e" : The Story of a Number
Title
"e"
Title remainder
The Story of a Number
Statement of responsibility
Eli Maor
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • 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
  • "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." -- Book cover
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IN-ChSCO
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Maor, Eli
Dewey number
  • 512.73
  • 512.73
Language note
In English
LC call number
  • QA247.5
  • QA247.5
LC item number
.M33 2009eb
Series statement
Princeton Science Library
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  • e (The number)
  • Geschichte
  • Mathématiques
  • Nombres transcendants
  • Nombres, Théorie des
  • History and Philosophy
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematik
  • MATHEMATICS
  • MATHEMATICS
Label
"e" : The Story of a Number, Eli Maor, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
  • Some Curious Numbers Related to e
  • 5. Forefathers of the Calculus
  • 6. Prelude to Breakthrough
  • Indivisibles at Work
  • 7. Squaring the Hyperbola
  • 8. The Birth of a New Science
  • 9. The Great Controversy
  • The Evolution of a Notation
  • 10 e
  • The Parachutist
  • Frontmatter
  • Can Perceptions Be Quantified?
  • 11 e
  • A Historic Meeting between J. S. Bach and Johann Bernoulli
  • The Logarithmic Spiral in Art and Nature
  • 12 (e
  • Remarkable Analogies
  • Some Interesting Formulas Involving e
  • 13 e
  • A Curious Episode in the History of e
  • 14 e
  • Contents
  • A Most Remarkable Discovery
  • 15. But What Kind of Number Is It?
  • Appendix 1. Some Additional Remarks on Napier?s Logarithms
  • Appendix 2. The Existence of lim (1+1/n)
  • Appendix 3. A Heuristic Derivation of the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
  • Appendix 4. The Inverse Relation between lim (b
  • Appendix 5. An Alternative Definition of the Logarithmic Function
  • Appendix 6. Two Properties of the Logarithmic Spiral
  • Appendix 7. Interpretation of the Parameter Hyperbolic Functions
  • Appendix 8. e to One Hundred Decimal Places
  • Preface
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • 1. John Napier, 1614
  • 2 Recognition
  • Computing with Logarithms
  • 3 Financial Matters
  • 4. To the Limit, If It Exists
  • Some Curious Numbers Related to e
  • 5. Forefathers of the Calculus
  • 6. Prelude to Breakthrough
  • Indivisibles at Work
  • 7. Squaring the Hyperbola
  • 8. The Birth of a New Science
  • 9. The Great Controversy
  • The Evolution of a Notation
  • 10 e
  • The Parachutist
  • Frontmatter
  • Can Perceptions Be Quantified?
  • 11 e
  • A Historic Meeting between J. S. Bach and Johann Bernoulli
  • The Logarithmic Spiral in Art and Nature
  • 12 (e
  • Remarkable Analogies
  • Some Interesting Formulas Involving e
  • 13 e
  • A Curious Episode in the History of e
  • 14 e
  • Contents
  • A Most Remarkable Discovery
  • 15. But What Kind of Number Is It?
  • Appendix 1. Some Additional Remarks on Napier{u2019}s Logarithms
  • Appendix 2. The Existence of lim (1+1/n)
  • Appendix 3. A Heuristic Derivation of the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
  • Appendix 4. The Inverse Relation between lim (b
  • Appendix 5. An Alternative Definition of the Logarithmic Function
  • Appendix 6. Two Properties of the Logarithmic Spiral
  • Appendix 7. Interpretation of the Parameter Hyperbolic Functions
  • Appendix 8. e to One Hundred Decimal Places
  • Preface
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • 1. John Napier, 1614
  • 2 Recognition
  • Computing with Logarithms
  • 3 Financial Matters
  • 4. To the Limit, If It Exists
  • 1. John Napier, 1614 -- 2. Recognition -- 3. Financial Matters -- 4. To the Limit, If It Exists -- 5. Forefathers of the Calculus -- 6. Prelude to Breakthrough -- 7. Squaring the Hyperbola -- 8. The Birth of a New Science -- 9. The Great Controversy -- 10. e[superscript x]: The Function That Equals its Own Derivative -- 11. e[superscript theta]: Spira Mirabilis -- 12. (e[superscript x] + e[superscript -x])/2: The Hanging Chain -- 13. e[superscript ix]: "The Most Famous of All Formulas" -- 14. e[superscript x + iy]: The Imaginary Becomes Real -- 15. But What Kind of Number Is It? -- App. 1. Some Additional Remarks on Napier's Logarithms -- App. 2. The Existence of lim (1 + 1/n)[superscript n] as n [approaches] [infinity] -- App. 3. A Heuristic Derivation of the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus -- App. 4. The Inverse Relation between lim (b[superscript h] - 1)/h = 1 and lim (1 + h)[superscript 1/h] = b as h [approaches] 0 -- App. 5. An Alternative Definition of the Logarithmic Function -- App. 6. Two Properties of the Logarithmic Spiral -- App. 7. Interpretation of the Parameter [phi] in the Hyperbolic Functions -- App. 8. e to One Hundred Decimal Places
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000648302
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource(248p.)
Isbn
9781400832347
Other control number
10.1515/9781400832347
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000648302
Label
"e" : The Story of a Number, Eli Maor, (electronic resource)
Publication
Contents
  • Some Curious Numbers Related to e
  • 5. Forefathers of the Calculus
  • 6. Prelude to Breakthrough
  • Indivisibles at Work
  • 7. Squaring the Hyperbola
  • 8. The Birth of a New Science
  • 9. The Great Controversy
  • The Evolution of a Notation
  • 10 e
  • The Parachutist
  • Frontmatter
  • Can Perceptions Be Quantified?
  • 11 e
  • A Historic Meeting between J. S. Bach and Johann Bernoulli
  • The Logarithmic Spiral in Art and Nature
  • 12 (e
  • Remarkable Analogies
  • Some Interesting Formulas Involving e
  • 13 e
  • A Curious Episode in the History of e
  • 14 e
  • Contents
  • A Most Remarkable Discovery
  • 15. But What Kind of Number Is It?
  • Appendix 1. Some Additional Remarks on Napier?s Logarithms
  • Appendix 2. The Existence of lim (1+1/n)
  • Appendix 3. A Heuristic Derivation of the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
  • Appendix 4. The Inverse Relation between lim (b
  • Appendix 5. An Alternative Definition of the Logarithmic Function
  • Appendix 6. Two Properties of the Logarithmic Spiral
  • Appendix 7. Interpretation of the Parameter Hyperbolic Functions
  • Appendix 8. e to One Hundred Decimal Places
  • Preface
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • 1. John Napier, 1614
  • 2 Recognition
  • Computing with Logarithms
  • 3 Financial Matters
  • 4. To the Limit, If It Exists
  • Some Curious Numbers Related to e
  • 5. Forefathers of the Calculus
  • 6. Prelude to Breakthrough
  • Indivisibles at Work
  • 7. Squaring the Hyperbola
  • 8. The Birth of a New Science
  • 9. The Great Controversy
  • The Evolution of a Notation
  • 10 e
  • The Parachutist
  • Frontmatter
  • Can Perceptions Be Quantified?
  • 11 e
  • A Historic Meeting between J. S. Bach and Johann Bernoulli
  • The Logarithmic Spiral in Art and Nature
  • 12 (e
  • Remarkable Analogies
  • Some Interesting Formulas Involving e
  • 13 e
  • A Curious Episode in the History of e
  • 14 e
  • Contents
  • A Most Remarkable Discovery
  • 15. But What Kind of Number Is It?
  • Appendix 1. Some Additional Remarks on Napier{u2019}s Logarithms
  • Appendix 2. The Existence of lim (1+1/n)
  • Appendix 3. A Heuristic Derivation of the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
  • Appendix 4. The Inverse Relation between lim (b
  • Appendix 5. An Alternative Definition of the Logarithmic Function
  • Appendix 6. Two Properties of the Logarithmic Spiral
  • Appendix 7. Interpretation of the Parameter Hyperbolic Functions
  • Appendix 8. e to One Hundred Decimal Places
  • Preface
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • 1. John Napier, 1614
  • 2 Recognition
  • Computing with Logarithms
  • 3 Financial Matters
  • 4. To the Limit, If It Exists
  • 1. John Napier, 1614 -- 2. Recognition -- 3. Financial Matters -- 4. To the Limit, If It Exists -- 5. Forefathers of the Calculus -- 6. Prelude to Breakthrough -- 7. Squaring the Hyperbola -- 8. The Birth of a New Science -- 9. The Great Controversy -- 10. e[superscript x]: The Function That Equals its Own Derivative -- 11. e[superscript theta]: Spira Mirabilis -- 12. (e[superscript x] + e[superscript -x])/2: The Hanging Chain -- 13. e[superscript ix]: "The Most Famous of All Formulas" -- 14. e[superscript x + iy]: The Imaginary Becomes Real -- 15. But What Kind of Number Is It? -- App. 1. Some Additional Remarks on Napier's Logarithms -- App. 2. The Existence of lim (1 + 1/n)[superscript n] as n [approaches] [infinity] -- App. 3. A Heuristic Derivation of the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus -- App. 4. The Inverse Relation between lim (b[superscript h] - 1)/h = 1 and lim (1 + h)[superscript 1/h] = b as h [approaches] 0 -- App. 5. An Alternative Definition of the Logarithmic Function -- App. 6. Two Properties of the Logarithmic Spiral -- App. 7. Interpretation of the Parameter [phi] in the Hyperbolic Functions -- App. 8. e to One Hundred Decimal Places
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000648302
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource(248p.)
Isbn
9781400832347
Other control number
10.1515/9781400832347
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000648302

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