e and Compound Interest (VIDEO!)

The number e arises as the number that makes calculus “easy,” but it is often presented to students first in a pre-caclulus class as a number arising from the study of compound interest. Very few folk seem to ask whether or not these two e’s really are the same. They are! This video – which assumes familiarity with calculus – proves this.

e and compound interest


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