e: The Story of a Number

e: The Story of a Number

Book Title: e: The Story of a Number

Author: Mario Livio

Format: Paperback | 248 pages

Publication Date: 01 Nov 2015

ISBN-13: 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.