A great Radio 4 programme about Euler’s number. Get it before it goes away!

“e is now recognised as one of the most important and interesting numbers in mathematics. Roughly equal to 2.718, e is useful in studying many everyday situations, from personal savings to epidemics. It also features in Euler’s Identity, sometimes described as the most beautiful equation ever written.

With:

Colva Roney-Dougal

Reader in Pure Mathematics at the University of St Andrews

June Barrow-Green

Senior Lecturer in the History of Maths at the Open University

Vicky Neale

Whitehead Lecturer at the Mathematical Institute and Balliol College at the University of Oxford “

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