e = 2.71828182 It has been called the logarithmic constant, Napier's number, Euler's constant, and the natural logarithmic base. The constant plays a key role in descriptions of phenomena such as radioactive decay and population growth and, in the financial world, and in calculations of compound interest.
The Base for Natural Logarithms
computed to over 50.000 digits.
The Constant e
The number e : history, algorithms, computations, references.
e the EXPONENTIAL - the Magic Number of GROWTH
A text by Keith Tognetti, published as an Australian Mathematical Society Teaching Module. Available in Postscript, PDF or DVI-Format.
New Proofs of the irrationality of e^2 and e^4, by John Cosgrave. Maple worksheets and RTF preprint.
Definition of e and the application of exponentials with nice illustrations.
The Scales Of e
This article explores the exponential nature of fixed rate and variable rate compound interest through the use of exponentials, natural logarithms and e.
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