Provider: JSTOR http://www.jstor.org
Database: JSTOR
Content: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
TY - CHAP
TI - ${e^x}$:
A2 - Maor, Eli
AB - When Newton and Leibniz developed their new calculus, they applied it primarily to*algebraic curves,*curves whose equations are polynomials or ratios of polynomials. (A*polynomial*is an expression of the form${a_n}{x^n} + {a_{n - 1}}{x^{n - 1}} + ... + {a_1}x + {a_0};$the constants${a_1}$are the*coefficients,*and$n$, the*degree*of the polynomial, is a non-negative integer. For example,$5{x^3} + {x^2} - 2x + 1$is a polynomial of degree 3.) The simplicity of these equations, and the fact that many of them show up in applications (the parabola$y = {x^2}$is a simple example), made them a natural choice for testing the new methods of the calculus. But in applications one also

EP - 108
PB - Princeton University Press
PY - 1994
SN - 9780691141343
SP - 98
T1 - The Function That Equals Its Own Derivative
T2 - "e": The Story of a Number
UR - http://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt7t8q5.17
Y2 - 2021/03/02/
ER -