Euler’s number, similarly to pi, is a constant which occurs repeatedly throughout nature. It is symbolized as **e**. It has a value of 2.71828… and goes on indefinitely as a non-repeating decimal.

There are many ways to calculate the value of * e*. One way is to calculate the answer to the equation (1 + 1/n)

^{n}. As

**n**gets larger and larger, the answer more closely approximates

**to more and more decimal places. No repeating pattern of numbers has been found when calculating**

*e***.**

*e*** e**, like pi, is a mathematical constant that pops up in math expressions used in many different fields.

*is used in calculations of logarithms, compound interest, probabilities, the behavior of quantum particles, and in many other applications.*

**e*** e *is named in honor of the great Swiss mathematician and physicist, Leonhard Euler (1707-1783).