quasi in rem

Monday, August 16, 2004

This blog is negative e raised to the power pi *i:
In definite news you can use, Temple Math Professor John Allen Paulos ruminates on the mysterious lack of the value "e" in modern fiction:

"Reflecting on the use of these numbers in fiction, I wondered how a number that doesn't get as much attention as phi or pi might serve as a plot element in a mystery. The number does not have a Greek name, but must make do with a simple moniker — e. The base of the natural logarithm and truly one of the most important numbers in all of mathematics, e is approximately 2.71828182845904 … (approximately because its decimal expansion continues without repetition)."

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