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E: The Story of a Number

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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.



Author: Eli Maor
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Published: 09/22/2015
Pages: 248
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.60lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.50w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9780691168487

About the Author
Eli Maor is the author of "Beautiful Geometry "(with Eugen Jost), "Venus in Transit, Trigonometric Delights," "To Infinity and Beyond," and "The Pythagorean Theorem: A 4,000-Year History" (all Princeton).