# The Exponential Function

Professor Strang explains how the "magic number e" connects to ordinary things like the interest on a bank account. The graph of y = e^x has the special property that its slope equals its height (it goes up "exponentially fast"!). This is the great function of calculus.
View the complete course at: http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/resources/RES-18-005Spring-2010/ResourceHome/index.htm
License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA
More information at http://ocw.mit.edu/terms
More courses at http://ocw.mit.edu

# Comments (0)

It looks like no one has posted a comment yet. **You can be the first!**

You need to log in, in order to post comments.

- Created
- April 20, 2010 15:17
- Category
- License
- Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (What is this?)
- Formats
- H.264 Video (mp4), mp4
- Additional Files

- Viewed
- 5091 times

# More from Highlights of Calculus

## Power Series/Euler's Great Formula

Added over 6 years ago | 00:30:49 | 17339 views |

## Differential Equations of Growth

Added over 6 years ago | 00:34:20 | 9686 views |

## Limits and Continuous Functions

Added over 6 years ago | 00:36:26 | 10948 views |

## Growth Rates & Log Graphs

Added over 6 years ago | 00:32:59 | 6240 views |

## Chains f(g(x)) and the Chain Rule

Added over 6 years ago | 00:35:20 | 12291 views |

## Max and Min and Second Derivative

Added 7 years ago | 00:38:30 | 5909 views |