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Why e?


Date: 11/02/97 at 07:13:42
From: koenma
Subject: e

Why the letter e for the number "e"? Why not another letter?

Koenma


Date: 11/02/97 at 08:01:24
From: Doctor Jerry
Subject: Re: e

Leonard Euler, a mathematician who did a lot of work with exponential 
functions, was honored when the base 2.71818... was named e.

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