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*To*: "'radsafe@romulus.ehs.uiuc.edu'" <radsafe@romulus.ehs.uiuc.edu>*Subject*: RE: math trivia*From*: "CHASE,VINCE AD BIPUS" <vchase@bi-pharm.com>*Date*: Thu, 16 Apr 1998 10:29:33 -0400

Skip, Are you sure Euler didn't chose "e" because it's the first letter in Euler? Regards, Vince Chase Radiation Safety Officer vchase@bi-pharm.com Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals The opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not represent the opinions, policies or practices of Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals. -----Original Message----- From: Edwin Danielson [SMTP:Edwin_Danielson@fernald.gov] Sent: Thursday, April 16, 1998 9:36 AM To: Multiple recipients of list Subject: re:math trivia The swiss mathematician Leonard Euler chose "e" in 1727, probably because it is the first letter in exponential. "e" is the number such that lim (e(^h)-1)/h=1 h->0 Skip Danielson Health Physicist Fluor Daniel Fernald edwin_danielson@fernald.gov

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