Viser: E - The Story of a Number
Detaljer Om Varen
- Paperback: 248 sider
- Udgiver: Princeton University Press (September 2015)
- ISBN: 9780691168487
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.