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Topic: The definite integral, e, and the Pope... Trivia.
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Omri Ceren

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The definite integral, e, and the Pope... Trivia.
Posted: Oct 23, 1996 5:02 AM
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Heya,
I'm trying to investigate why the function that we use as the definition
of the natural log: _ x
F(x) = | 1/t dt = 1/x = e
_| 1

Is known as the "Catholics are Devils and the Pope is the Anti-Christ"
function. It's got some sort of historical basis, and I desperatly need
to find out what it is. Thank you for any help. Please e-mail responses,
and thanx again.

-Omri (pern@primenet.com)-

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Omri Ceren pern@primenet.com
10/23/96 02:04
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Using: OUI TE 1.5 from http://www.dvorak.com






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