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The Story of a Number. Description The interest earned on a bank account, the arrangement of seeds in a sunflower, and the shape of the Gateway Arch x 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.
e: The Story of a 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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The Hanging Chaine[superscript ix]: Two Properties of the Logarithmic SpiralApp. Interpretation of the Parameter [phi] in the Hyperbolic FunctionsApp. Maor has written an excellent book that should be in every public and school library.
The chronological history allows excursions into the lives of people involved with the development of this fascinating number. Maor hangs his story on a string of people stretching from Archimedes to David Hilbert.
And by presenting mathematics in terms of the humans who produced it, he places the subject where it belongs–squarely in the centre of the humanities. King, Nature “Maor has succeeded in writing a short, readable mathematical story.
He has interspersed a variety of anecdotes, excursions, and essays to lighten the flow Maor writes so that both mathematical newcomers and long-time professionals alike can thoroughly enjoy his book, learn something new, and witness the ubiquity of mathematical ideas in Western culture. A 4,Year History all Princeton. Book ratings by Goodreads. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.