e: The Story of a Number certainly lives up to its title! The book begins with an introduction to logarithms, highlighting . Eli Maor wrote quite a few books about the history of Mathematics

e: The Story of a Number certainly lives up to its title! The book begins with an introduction to logarithms, highlighting the relationship between the arithmetic and geometric progressions contained therein. Then we learn how the enigmatic number e was already slyly peeking out at us, way back in the day, in the realm of compound interest. Next we have a fairly decent discussion of limits and infinity. Eli Maor wrote quite a few books about the history of Mathematics. They are wonderful in combining interesting historical insights with the maths per se, but on the level of a school program. I loved his "Infinity" book. This is as well extremely erudite and fascinating.

Maor gives human faces to fundamental mathematics, as in his fantasia of a meeting between Johann Bernoulli and . e: The Story of a Number would be an excellent choice for a high school or college student of trigonometry or calculus.

Xiv, 223 pages : 25 cm. The story of has been told many times, both in scholarly works and in popular books. But its close relative, the number e, has fared less well: despite the central role it plays in mathematics, its history has never before been written for a general audience. The present work fills this gap. Geared to the reader with only a modest background in mathematics, the book describes the story of e from a human as well as a mathematical perspective.

I have minimized the use of mathematics in the text itself, delegating several proofs and derivations to the appendixes. Also, I have allowed myself to digress from the main subject on occasion to explore some side issues of historical interest.

Eli Maor (born 1937), an Israel-born historian of mathematics, is the author of several books about the history of mathematics. Eli Maor received his PhD at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. He teaches the history of mathematics at Loyola University Chicago. Asteroid 226861 Elimaor, discovered at the Jarnac Observatory in 2004, was named in his honor.

Princeton University Press, 19 de jan de 2009 - 227 páginas. Reading this book had me wondering about the mystical properties of numbers, whether there was some elemental truth I could discover

Princeton University Press, 19 de jan de 2009 - 227 páginas. Reading this book had me wondering about the mystical properties of numbers, whether there was some elemental truth I could discover. Overall, the book was an enjoyable and illuminating examination of e, and a solid retelling of e's importance in the development of trigonometry. Ler resenha completa. Outras edições - Visualizar todos. e": The Story of a Number Eli Maor Visualização parcial - 2009. e:" The Story of a Number: The Story of a Number Eli Maor Visualização parcial - 2011. E: The Story of a Number Eli Maor Não há visualização disponível - 1994

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More than the story of the second-most famous number. Published by Thriftbooks. As I was reading this latest book I thought several times that the title was wrong. I think a more appropriate title might be "A popular introduction to calculus" or "The road to calculus.

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.

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.