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Kruidnootje

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After watching this video:

The mystery of 0.577

[YOUTUBE]4k1jegU4Wb4[/YOUTUBE]

My problem is at position 7 mins 26 secs where he states the following:

1 - Ln = 1

1+ 1/2 - Ln2 = 0.81

1 + 1/2 + 1/3 - Ln3 = 0.73

And so on until we arrive at Eulers Mascheroni Constant

Being that he is using 'Ln' have learned this is the Natural Logarithm, e, being 2.718. This reads to me as 1.5 minus 2.718 to the power of 2? I spent hours learning about logarithms but this confuses me. Log simply means power is what I learned.

Log 3 means what power does 3 need to be raised to in order to get a specific number, is what I understand. And log simply means 'power' as in 3*3*3*3*3 and so on.

But Natural log 3 makes no sense to me even though I do understand the principle behind 'e'.

I am teaching myself maths, have no college or tutors to turn to; and a maths forum after so many months is my last resort for help. So I would be so grateful.

Sorry folks this is a late edit. I have solved it, thanks to about he 20th you tube video, actually I see now that the light came on when a certain person said ..." what e do I have to raise the power to to get 2, then 3 and so on. But explaining this on a calculator I could see what was happening.

The mystery of 0.577

[YOUTUBE]4k1jegU4Wb4[/YOUTUBE]

My problem is at position 7 mins 26 secs where he states the following:

1 - Ln = 1

1+ 1/2 - Ln2 = 0.81

1 + 1/2 + 1/3 - Ln3 = 0.73

And so on until we arrive at Eulers Mascheroni Constant

Being that he is using 'Ln' have learned this is the Natural Logarithm, e, being 2.718. This reads to me as 1.5 minus 2.718 to the power of 2? I spent hours learning about logarithms but this confuses me. Log simply means power is what I learned.

Log 3 means what power does 3 need to be raised to in order to get a specific number, is what I understand. And log simply means 'power' as in 3*3*3*3*3 and so on.

But Natural log 3 makes no sense to me even though I do understand the principle behind 'e'.

I am teaching myself maths, have no college or tutors to turn to; and a maths forum after so many months is my last resort for help. So I would be so grateful.

Sorry folks this is a late edit. I have solved it, thanks to about he 20th you tube video, actually I see now that the light came on when a certain person said ..." what e do I have to raise the power to to get 2, then 3 and so on. But explaining this on a calculator I could see what was happening.

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