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Where in nature does the natural number (e, also known as the logarithmic number) occur?

I will appreciate both the answers you already know, and the HUGE paragraphs of text you manage to copy-paste from Google and Wikipedia.

ERM... no Moi, thats not right. Go google again... It is e^x (e to the power of x) where x = 1.

Almost, RH. e is approximately = 2. Like you get the special number pi, which is used to calculate the size of a circle (amongst other things) you get the special number, very often used in maths, called e, which is equal to 2.718281828. It is an enormously interesting number that pops up everywhere in nature. You'd be amazed!!!

Moi.. I studied Math at varsity when I did a degree in engineering. I can bore you to death with my math knowledge...

Good one JP and Gesiggie. But my Chemistry knowledge is not up to scratch... Also investigate Fibonacci, lenghts, snails, honeycombs.
65 mths ago

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I think that you might be referring to phi or the golden ratio http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_ratio the value is actually 1.618 and it is found everywhere in nature, from snails shells to eagle talons, flowers and cacti structures and like gesiggie said DNA's double helix. It was quite a remarkable find and is not suprising that they called it the golden ratio.

65 mths ago

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"The Logarithmic Number System (LNS) is an arithmetic system used for representing real CUCUMBERS in computer and digital hardware." Whew, that was a relief!! Thanks HT.

65 mths ago

Oh my gosh lol - I seriously though your question was refering to a poop, number 2, load etc. Ok head out of gutter here. Apologies.

65 mths ago

Deoxyribonucleic acid?

65 mths ago

It is found in the reduction of the fractal code of carbon molecules?

65 mths ago

Natural numbers as far as I can recall are non-negative integers? Anyway I think hearing might be a logarithmic function.

65 mths ago

Hi HT, please don’t shout at me, I am very old, cantankerous and can shout exponentially. My Chemistry Professor from way back did once explain “e” (which I still find on my Pickett slide rule) as follows “If you and your woman have 2.718281828 children and they each have 2.718281828 children then by the time your are great grandparents you will be struggling to find enough food and oxygen to keep you alive. Seems he was right.

65 mths ago

diode is right.

65 mths ago

All of the above?

65 mths ago

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