The constant e

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I am currently learning about logarithms and I understand that Log base e (or Ln) comes up quite often in solutions of logarithms

However, I also heard that it is a number that comes up often in nature

Are there any good examples of "e" in nature?

Anton
 

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Euler's number will arise in any process in which the rate of change of a quantity is proportional to the quantity itself. Radioactive decay, Newton's Law of Cooling, Population Growth models and continuous compounding of interest are a few examples.
 
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Attenuation of wave intensity (light, sound, quantum etc.) when it is absorbed is another important example.
 

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