Eli Maor

Series: Princeton Science Library

Copyright Date: 1994

Published
by: Princeton University Press

Pages: 248

https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt7t8q5

**Book 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 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 background in mathematics, this biography of*e*brings out that number's central importance in mathematics and illuminates a golden era in the age of science.

**eISBN:**978-1-4008-3234-7

**Subjects:**Mathematics