How to discover the exponential function x e

Bhatnagar, Gaurav (2017) How to discover the exponential function x e. At Right Angles, 6 (3). 09-13.

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If a function is such that its derivative is the function itself,then what would it be? Some interesting mathematical objects appear while trying to answer this question, including a power series, the irrational number e and the exponential function e x . The article ends with a beautiful √ formula that connects e, π, the complex number i = − 1, 1 and 0.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Bhatnagar, Gaurav
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Power series, Derivative, Polynomial, Irrational number
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
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