"E: " the Story of a Number: The Story of a Number por Eli Maor

September 19, 2019

Titulo del libro: "E: " the Story of a Number: The Story of a Number

Autor: Eli Maor

Fecha de lanzamiento: September 22, 2015

Número de páginas: 248 páginas

ISBN: 0691168482

Editor: Princeton University Press

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The interest earned on a bank account, the arrangement of seeds in a sunflower, and the shape of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis are all intimately connected with the mysterious number "e." In this informal and engaging history, Eli Maor portrays the curious characters and the elegant mathematics that lie behind the number. Designed for a reader with only a modest mathematical background, this biography brings out the central importance of "e" to mathematics and illuminates a golden era in the age of science.