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An edition of e: The Story of a Number (1994)

e

The Story of a Number

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This edition was published in by Princeton University Press

Written in English

242 pages

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 mathematical background, this biography brings out the central importance of e to mathematics and illuminates a golden era in the age of science.

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March 1994, Princeton University Press
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1994, Princeton University Press
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The Story of a Number

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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 mathematical background, this biography brings out the central importance of e to mathematics and illuminates a golden era in the age of science.

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Rarely in the history of science has an abstract mathematical idea been received more enthusiastically by the entire scientific community than the invention of logarithms.
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Library of Congress QA247.5 .M33 1994
Dewey 512/.73

e

The Story of a Number

This edition was published in by Princeton University Press


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"Rarely in the history of science has an abstract mathematical idea been received more enthusiastically by the entire scientific community than the invention of logarithms."

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Paperback
Number of pages
242
Dimensions
9.1 x 6.2 x 0.3 inches

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OL7757433M
ISBN 10
0691058547
ISBN 13
9780691058542

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