Thursday, July 12, 2012

Andrew Jackson and the Number "e"

"The first nine digits after the decimal can be remembered by e = 2.7(Andrew Jackson)2, or e = 2.718281828..., because Andrew Jackson was elected President of the United States in 1828. For those good at mathematics on the other hand, this is a good way to remember their American history."

-- Edward Teller
(as quoted in The Constants of Nature by John Barrow).

PS: Due to other work, some travel, and some personal business, I may not be blogging much until mid-September. Or it might only be short stuff like this. Unless something gets my dander up.

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