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E The Story of a Number

ISBN-10: 0691141347
ISBN-13: 9780691141343
Edition: 1994
Authors: Eli Maor
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Description: 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 numbere. In this informal and engaging history, Eli Maor portrays the  More...

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Book details

List price: $32.99
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 2/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.42" wide x 9.21" long x 0.56" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

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 numbere. 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 background in mathematics, this biography ofebrings out that number's central importance in mathematics and illuminates a golden era in the age of science.

Eli Maor is a teacher of the history of mathematics who has successfully popularized his subject with the general public through a series of informative and entertaining books. In "E: The Story of a Number," Maor uses anecdotes, excursions and essays to illustrate that number's importance to mathematics. "Trigonometric Delights" brings trigonometry to life by blending history, biography, scientific curiosities and mathematics to achieve the goal of showing how trigonometry has contributed to both science and social development. "To Infinity and Beyond: A Cultural History of the Infinite" explores the idea of infinity in mathematics and art through the use of the illustrations of the Dutch artist M.C. Escher. Eli Maor's readable books have made the world of numbers accessible even to those with little or no background in mathematics.

Preface
John Napier, 1614
Recognition
Financial Matters
To the Limit, If It Exists
Forefathers of the Calculus
Prelude to Breakthrough
Squaring the Hyperbola
The Birth of a New Science
The Great Controversy
e[superscript x]: The Function That Equals its Own Derivative
e[superscript theta]: Spira Mirabilis
(e[superscript x] + e[superscript -x])/2: The Hanging Chain
e[superscript ix]: ""The M

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