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Mimi_x3Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
natural log is ln like ln(e)
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victoraranaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Well it's a function like sin, cos, e
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victoraranaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
It has some interesting applications
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dmihailBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
This is a long one, you first should know about e. So Euler had this question, is there a function that if you derive it, you'll get the same function ? So apparently yes, and he found the function to be e^x, where e is some weird irrational number :) e = 2,71828183 ... And the natural log is just the inverse of this e^x. So if you have y = e^x then x = ln(y). Of course there is so much more about this, I just cant explain it all in here :)
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mathteacher1729Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Another very interesting application comes from a limiting process... is it better to have your interest compounded annually, or biannually, or quarterly, or monthly... or weekly, or daily... or hourly... or every second, etc... TURNS OUT If you take this out to infinitely small time intervals you arrive at the number e. More here: http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/Classes/Alg/ExpLogApplications.aspx
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