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*To*: <radsafe@romulus.ehs.uiuc.edu>*Subject*: Re: Math trivia -Reply*From*: "Joan Stovall" <joans@pcez.com>*Date*: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 21:22:38 -0700

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 ---------- > From: ANTHONY F. ARMAGNO <ARMAGAF@GWSMTP.NU.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 equation > 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 the > same value in Joan's equation, I get 1.0001. Good luck. > ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------- > Anthony F. (Tony) Armagno > Northeast Utilities Millstone Station > Tele: (860) 437-2519 > E-Mail: armagaf@gwsmtp.nu.com > According to Cowboy Wisdom: There's more ways to skin a cat than stickin' his > head in a boot jack and jerkin' on his tail!

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