What about me, e!?!?

02272024, 01:01 AM
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What about me, e!?!?
Hi all. Why should Π (pi) get all the attention?! Any books about e or ϕ. If the golden ratio’s so golden, why isn’t it more popular?


02272024, 03:26 AM
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RE: What about me, e!?!?
Bob Prosperi 

02272024, 04:08 AM
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02272024, 06:01 AM
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(02272024 01:01 AM)Matt Agajanian Wrote: Why should Π (pi) get all the attention?! Hmm...maybe because it's simply the ratio of the distance around a circle divided by the distance through the circle (via its center), so has obvious everyday applications. The fact that it shows up everywhere in mathematics doesn't hurt, and was the inspiration for Eugene Wigner's famous paper "The Unreasonable Effectiveness of mathematics in the Natural Sciences." (02272024 01:01 AM)Matt Agajanian Wrote: Any books about e or ϕ. Too many to list, but the book mentioned by Bob and books by Julian Havil and Mario Livio are good places to start. (02272024 01:01 AM)Matt Agajanian Wrote: If the golden ratio’s so golden, why isn’t it more popular? From ChatGPT: "Therefore, a very rough estimate would suggest that there are at least several thousand academic papers and probably over a thousand books dedicated to exploring, discussing, or mentioning the golden ratio." 

02272024, 08:18 AM
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(02272024 01:01 AM)Matt Agajanian Wrote: Hi all. Why should Π (pi) get all the attention?! Any books about e or ϕ. If the golden ratio’s so golden, why isn’t it more popular? Well, π and e are intimately related by Euler's identity, so one of them (take your pick) is redundant. — Ian Abbott 

02272024, 02:23 PM
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(02272024 08:18 AM)ijabbott Wrote:(02272024 01:01 AM)Matt Agajanian Wrote: Hi all. Why should Π (pi) get all the attention?! Any books about e or ϕ. If the golden ratio’s so golden, why isn’t it more popular? I say make i redundant! 

02272024, 05:31 PM
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i would be ln(1)/pi.
You can calculate it on the HP71 with a MathPac: log((1,0))/(pi,0) => (0,1) 

02272024, 09:07 PM
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