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"e"
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Dec 10, 2004 10:58 AM


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" examples.
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 math".
'preciate it.
Jerry Beeler
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