natural logarithm | |
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e Compare common logarithm Also called: Napierian logarithm a logarithm to the base e. Usually written log_{e} or ln |
natural logarithm
A logarithm using base e. Natural logarithms are common in mathematics, especially in cases involving complex numbers. They are also called Napierian logarithms, after their inventor, English mathematician John Napier (1550-1617). See more at e. Compare common logarithm. |