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anonymous
 4 years ago
next question: what is a natural log and what is the mathematical relevance of it.
anonymous
 4 years ago
next question: what is a natural log and what is the mathematical relevance of it.

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Mimi_x3
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0natural log is ln like ln(e)

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Well it's a function like sin, cos, e

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It has some interesting applications

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0This 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 :)

mathteacher1729
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Another 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

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Continuous compounding.
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