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ERIC Number: EJ853814
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0819-4564
Demonstrating e Using Areas under Curves
Plant, Allison
Australian Senior Mathematics Journal, v23 n1 p37-42 2009
The number "e" is one of those fascinating numbers whose properties are of special interest to mathematicians. In this article, the author aims to provide a method of introducing a visual concept of the number "e". These ideas are suitable for secondary school and undergraduate tertiary students. The main concept involves areas under curves. Indeed, the number "e" is sometimes introduced as the base of the natural logarithm function. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A