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But e remains, the center of the natural logarithmic function and of calculus. Eli Maor's book is the only more or less popular account of the history of this universal constant. Maor gives human faces to fundamental mathematics, as in his fantasia of a meeting between Johann Bernoulli and J.S. Bach. e: The Story of a Number would be an excellent choice for a high school or college student of trigonometry or calculus. --Mary Ellen Curtin --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Same book came as the description and picture described. It even came as a hardcover copy with the jacket, although I think that was described in the description. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Noah
It is a good book if you have taken or are taking a calculus course. If you don know what a derivative is, it would not be a good read.Published 2 months ago by C. Douglas Wilson
I like this book very much. That is the printed version of it. I also have the Kindle version, and it is AWFUL! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Uri Thier
For the average layperson, the number e is something they may vaguely remember from an intermediate high school math class, but certainly isn’t something that is as familiar to... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Andrew W. Johns
This book reads like a good novel. I needed to pass the Calculus and Math History CSET in order to get my math teaching credential in California, and this book provided me with all... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Dorrie Bevins
This is a delightful short book (only 226 pages), dedicated to the mathematical history of the number e, the base of the (so-called) natural logarithms, which is so important for... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Nigel Farquharson