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10.5 Base e and Natural Logarithms 10.5 Notes # ___
History The number e is a famous irrational number, and is one of the most important numbers in mathematics. The first few digits are It is often called Euler's number after Leonhard Euler. e is the base of the natural logarithms (invented by John Napier).
Calculating The value of (1 + 1/n) n approaches e as n gets bigger and bigger: n (1 + 1/n) n , , ,
Vocabulary natural base: the number e, which is found using It is the base rate of growth shared by all continually growing processes natural base exponential function: an exponential function with base e
Ex 1 Use a calculator to estimate to four decimal places. Ex 2
Vocabulary natural logarithm: a logarithm with base e The natural log gives you the time needed to reach a certain level of growth. natural logarithmic function: the inverse of the natural base exponential function
Ex 3 Use a calculator to estimate to four decimal places. Ex 4
Ex 5 Write an equivalent logarithmic equation. Ex 6 Writing Equivalent Expressions Write an equivalent logarithmic equation.
Ex 7 Write an equivalent exponential equation. Ex 8 Writing Equivalent Expressions Write an equivalent exponential equation.
Ex 9 Evaluate Ex 11 Writing Equivalent Expressions Evaluate Ex 10 Evaluate Ex 12