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A Simple Introduction to \(e\)

by Pratibha Ghatage (Cleveland State University)

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
September, 2003

Subject classification(s): Calculus
Applicable Course(s): 3.1 Mainstream Calculus I

Look for a number \(e\) between \(2\) and \(3\) for which the area under \(y=1/x\) from \(1\) to \(e\) is \(1\).

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Capsule Course Topic(s):
One-Variable Calculus | Calculus Functions
One-Variable Calculus | Integration: Applications
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