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Let’s Wrap It Up—The Number e

Lecture no. 24 from the course: Prove It: The Art of Mathematical Argument

Let’s Wrap It Up—The Number e

Taught by Professor Bruce H. Edwards | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Mathematics Courses

Prove some properties of the celebrated number e, the base of the natural logarithm, which plays a crucial role in precalculus and calculus. Close with a challenging proof testing whether e is rational or irrational—just as you did with the square root of 2 in Lecture 7.