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Registered: 12/6/04
Posted: Dec 10, 2004 10:58 AM
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Euler's number: All too often I see something like this : " 'e' has the
value of approximately 2.718 and often appears in physics and math and we
call log(base e)n as ln(n)".

I'm teaching a GT Algebra II next term and would like to go a little further
than that. But ... this is Algebra II, though GT level, I can find only
very complicated calculus oriented derivations for "e", and no "real"

Can anyone give me (1) a "non calculus" oriented derivation or explanation
for "e", and (2) an example or two of where "it often appears in physics and

'preciate it.

Jerry Beeler

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