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How to Calculate the Value of e

ever wonder how the calculator seems to know the numeric value of e ?  How could it possibly know?  e is an Irrational Number which means its decimals don’t repeat! (Specifically e is a Transcendental Number but it falls under the category of an irrational number).  So how can you fit an infinitely large number in a small box?  Or for that matter, how did Leonhard Euler manage to calculate e to 23 decimal places without a calculator?

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Did You Know: i^i Is Real?

In my last post, A REALLY Brief Intro to Complex Numbers, I talked about a few necessary definitions to know what Complex numbers \mathbb{C} are.  Complex numbers are really intriguing and necessary for our electronic devices to work.  You might be reading this on a computer, smartphone, tablet, etc., but none of the advances in technology would be possible without use of complex numbers.  Creating wonders from wonders.

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