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E: The Story of a Number
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Princeton Univ Pr
Publication date January 19, 2009
Pages 227
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780691141343
ISBN-10 0691141347
Dimensions 0.50 by 6 by 9.50 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $15.95
Other format details 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.



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780691033907
 
from Princeton Univ Pr (March 1, 1994)
9780691033907 | details & prices | 223 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $35.00
About: The interest earned on a bank account, the arrangement of seeds in a sunflower, and the shape of the Gateway Arch in St.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780691058542 Book cover for 9780691141343 Book cover for 9780691168487
 
Reprint edition from Princeton Univ Pr (September 22, 2015)
9780691168487 | details & prices | 227 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $16.95
About: The interest earned on a bank account, the arrangement of seeds in a sunflower, and the shape of the Gateway Arch in St.
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from Princeton Univ Pr (January 19, 2009)
9780691141343 | details & prices | 227 pages | 6.00 × 9.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $15.95
About: The interest earned on a bank account, the arrangement of seeds in a sunflower, and the shape of the Gateway Arch in St.
from Princeton Univ Pr (May 4, 1998)
9780691058542 | details & prices | 227 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $19.95
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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