Unlock the secrets of e with us on e-Day - explore the fascinating math constant and its implications for our world!

Introduction

It's time to get your math on and celebrate e-Day (Math Constant) on Feb. 7! This day has been around since the early 1800s, when it was first discovered by Swiss mathematician Jacob Bernoulli. e is an irrational number that never ends or repeats itself, making it a unique mathematical constant. It has been used in many different equations and formulas throughout history, and is constantly being studied and researched to this day. So let's take a moment to appreciate its beauty, complexity, and mystery – e-Day is here!

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1605</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Discovery of e</div><div class='timeline-text'>The mathematical constant "e" was first used in a publication by John Napier in his work on logarithms, though it was not named or detailed.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1683</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Recognition of e's Value</div><div class='timeline-text'>Though "e" is often attributed to Euler, its first use in calculus was likely by Jacob Bernoulli while studying compound interest.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1731</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Euler's Adoption of e</div><div class='timeline-text'>Leonhard Euler adopted the use of the letter "e" for the mathematical constant and did much to popularize it.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1937</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>e's Definitive Calculation</div><div class='timeline-text'>“e” was definitively calculated to 127 decimal places by English mathematician John Wrench and American mathematician Levi Smith.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Computation of e</div><div class='timeline-text'>During the 2000s, e was computed to over two trillion digit places. This was a feat of computer computation rather than a necessary degree of accuracy.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2019</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Celebration of e-Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>On February 7 (2/7 in the American date format), math enthusiasts around the world celebrate e-Day, in honor of the mathematical constant.</div></div></div>

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Learn about e</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take some time to learn about e and its significance in mathematics. Read up on the history, background, and importance of this mathematical constant.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Play math games</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Host a math game night with friends and family. Play games that involve using e in various ways such as calculating exponential growth or understanding the difference between logarithmic and linear equations.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Calculate e</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Challenge yourself by calculating e with various methods such as Taylor series or continued fractions. This can be both a fun and educational experience.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make an e craft</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Create a craft related to e. It could be anything from a poster or painting to a model or sculpture. Be creative and have fun!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Solve e equations</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Try your hand at solving equations involving e such as exponential growth or logarithmic functions. This can be a great way to show your appreciation of mathematics.</p></div></div>

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>E Day celebrates math and science</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Not only is e-Day a great reminder to appreciate the beauty of mathematics and science, but it also serves as inspiration for those who are interested in entering the fields. The day honors important discoveries made in both disciplines and encourages exploration of their often complicated yet fascinating topics.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>e is a constant</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Mathematicians around the world have found that the number “e” is an incredibly powerful number. This mathematical constant appears in all sorts of equations, formulas, and calculations, making it one of the most important constants ever discovered.. This makes it a suitable symbol for celebrating everything math has to offer!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's easy to celebrate</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Celebrating e-Day is incredibly simple - everyone can get involved! Whether you're plotting out equations or simply having fun with some fun math games, there's something for everyone to enjoy about this special day dedicated to mathematics!</p></div></div>

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>The number e is an irrational number</h3><p class='facts-text'>This means it cannot be represented as a finite decimal or a fraction, and its decimal representation goes on forever without repeating.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Euler introduced the concept of e</h3><p class='facts-text'>In the 18th century, Leonhard Euler, a Swiss mathematician, introduced the concept of 'e', a symbol now widely used in mathematics.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>e has a constant value</h3><p class='facts-text'>The value of 'e' is approximately equal to 2.71828, and it has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>The number e is ubiquitous in mathematics</h3><p class='facts-text'>The number 'e' crops up frequently in mathematics, often in places where it initially appears to have no reason to be present. Its prevalent appearance in various complex equations, theorems, and identities makes it exceedingly important.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>e is the base of the natural logarithm</h3><p class='facts-text'>The natural logarithm is a logarithm in base 'e', and it is widely used in mathematics and applied sciences.</p></div></div>

When is e-Day?

e-Day is celebrated on February 7th every year. In 2024, e-Day will fall on a Wednesday.

Year

Date

Day

2023

Feb 7

Tuesday

2024

Feb 7

Wednesday

2025

Feb 7

Friday

2026

Feb 7

Saturday

2027

Feb 7

Sunday