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Re: Math trivia -Reply

	I believe that I did slip up when I wrote my initial post on the
derivation of e, the exponential number.  I was thinking of 1/n approaching
zero, when I wrote that post.

Joan Stovall
e-mail:  joans@pcez.com

> To: Multiple recipients of list <radsafe@romulus.ehs.uiuc.edu>
> Subject: Re: Math trivia -Reply
> Date: Wednesday, April 15, 1998 12:35 PM
> Dear Diane,
>   Joan is correct in that e is a limit as n approaches zero, but her
> is different from the one I have in my math text, namely:
>   e = limit (1+n)**1/n
> When I calculate a value of 1E-6 in my equation I get 2.718, when I use
> same value in Joan's equation, I get 1.0001.  Good luck.
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