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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.
About: Designed for readers with only a limited background in mathematics, looks at the number's importance in theoretical mathematics and provides a history of mathematics from the sixteenth century to the present day by exploring the properties of this mysterious number.
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