HOw do they come up with this special number e?

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- Aug 22nd 2007, 02:09 PMJudispecial e
HOw do they come up with this special number e?

I thank you all in advance - Aug 22nd 2007, 02:20 PMCaptainBlack
Who is this "they":)

There are lots of places where e arises naturaly in maths. Which is the

simpliset to explain depends on what background you have, calculus would

be usefull.

See here.

RonL - Aug 22nd 2007, 02:25 PMJudi
For instance, when you look at exponetial graph, they have a base of e.

how did it come up with this special base e? - Aug 22nd 2007, 02:31 PMCaptainBlack