Sergei Yakovenko's blog: on Math and Teaching

Sunday, September 2, 2018

What is logarithm?

Filed under: lecture — Sergei Yakovenko @ 3:31
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The way logarithms, exponential and trigonometric functions are defined in the high school, is concealing more than explaining. In these notes, delivered in the framework of the annual Ulpana de Shalit, I try to explain how these functions (and their complex and matrix generalizations) naturally appear as solutions of ordinary differential equations.

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