Hi, I am facinated by the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E_(mathematical_constant)" [Broken] and how it shows up in natural processes. However, I have never been able to comprehend its defination. e = lim n→ ∞ (1 + 1 / n) ^n I think like this ( and I know this is not correct): If n becomes very large, the term 1/n should become infinitesimaly small and therefore 0. And therefore the answer should be 1. Is there an example or applet that may help me intutively understand this equation? Thanks.