Talk:Euler's number

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The name of this page should be e (note case). On Wikipedia they have a template that says that the name of the article is wrong due to technical limitations when appropriate, which is fine, but can we actually fix it? I should start (ab)using my admin privileges to figure that out, I suppose :) --ComplexZeta 21:09, 23 June 2006 (EDT)

Okay I tested it (without success). Oh well. I guess I should try to figure out how to set up the template when I'm less lazy. --ComplexZeta 21:10, 23 June 2006 (EDT)

Simon, I believe it's embedded in the software or whatnot for the first letter of the title to be uppercase no matter what. Maybe someday we can change that, but there doesn't seem to be a way around it. I can set up the template page if you want. Actually, it's pretty easy. Just search for Template:[name of template here and then create the page. Then, whenever you want the template to appear on a page you can just put {{[name of template]}}. For example, with the Template:Stub you just put {{stub}}. Joe 21:41, 23 June 2006 (EDT)

Oh well. I'll try creating some templates. Thanks. --ComplexZeta 21:49, 23 June 2006 (EDT)

Calculus

Perhaps we should add some ways to understand what e is without knowing calculus...isn't that the whole point of the AoPSWiki? --Sean 21:30, 23 June 2006 (EDT)

Personally, I don't know a good way to motivate e without using Calculus. Maybe using compound interest, but that approach doesn't seem to capture the basic fundamentalness of e. However, I'm sure some other people around here have some nice ways to motivate e that I don't know about.--DVO 21:45, 23 June 2006 (EDT)

Nomenclature

e stands for exponential, not Euler. --ComplexZeta 21:49, 23 June 2006 (EDT)

Oh, thanks. Good to know. --DVO 01:04, 24 June 2006 (EDT)

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