Talk:E (mathematical constant)

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I also think that it does not use simple english but it is kind of hard to with mathematical articles. It will be hard to make simple and still be a helpful article.--Sir James Paul 11:50, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Definition[change source]

Is this really a definition? Or is it just a description and a way of calculating e? I didn't see anything about logs in the article. — This unsigned comment was added by 211.225.37.54 (talk • changes).

I added the most common definition, but that series also converges towards e. --Eptalon (talk) 15:27, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

Increase in time[change source]

The second paragraph is either unclear to me, or ambiguous, or mistaken. Time is mentioned, without saying how time enters into a mathematical function of t. If a function of time t always increases by a factor of 2 in a constant amount of time c independent of t, then it is not linear but exponential, since F = 2^(t/c). Or interpreting the passage differently, at a given time t1, I can find a linear function F(t) that will double in any given amount of time t2 (i.e. F(t1+t2)=2*F(t1) for a given t1 and t2). So the statement in the article seems problematical to me.

Perhaps the most fundamental or obvious mathematical importance of e is that it is the base of the "natural logarithm" function, and a section about that or a reference to it would be more appropriate here.

RiceMilk (talk) 09:12, 20 February 2011 (UTC)

Capitalization[change source]

It is a convention of English that the first letter of the first word of a sentence be capitalized. In our article, Euler's number is not capitalized in either the title or any-where in the text. Is this exception appropriate? if so, then why is this talk page using a capital E? Kdammers (talk) 11:13, 9 June 2018 (UTC)

That is a limitation of the software that runs the wiki. All articles start with an uppercase letter... --Eptalon (talk) 11:16, 9 June 2018 (UTC)
I don't understand. In our article, Euler's number, the letter e written lowercase, is not written in uppercase in either the title or the first sentence; i.e., the article does Not "start with an uppercase letter'; whereas this talk page uses an upper case E in its title even though it begins with another word (Talk). Kdammers (talk) 02:39, 25 June 2018 (UTC)