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Re: "e"
Posted:
Dec 19, 2004 3:05 PM


<< Subject: "e" From: "Jerry Beeler" jerrybeeler@att.net Date: Fri, Dec 10, 2004 10:58 AM Messageid: <ithjr05tticdjd457m4sr4oo3s5s3v90ru@4ax.com>
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)".
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". >>
The curve formed by a cable hanging from two points under its own weight can only be described using "e."
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