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.

"E: " the Story of a Number 2015, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691168487

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E: The Story of a Number 2009, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691141343

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