# Definition:Euler's Number/Exponential Function

## Definition

The number $e$ can be defined as the number satisfied by:

$e := \exp 1 = e^1$

where $\exp 1$ denotes the exponential function of $1$.

### Decimal Expansion

The decimal expansion of Euler's number $e$ starts:

$2 \cdotp 71828 \, 18284 \, 59045 \, 23536 \, 02874 \, 71352 \, 66249 \, 77572 \, 47093 \, 69995 \ldots$

## Source of Name

This entry was named for Leonhard Paul Euler.