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how to calculate e ^3 using Math.pow
sarah sturgeon
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posted Aug 28, 2011 23:40:43
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Hi everybody
I want to calculate e^3 using Math.pow
I understand that I can do the following :
Math.pow (2.718,3) where 2.718 is the value of " e"
Is there anyway i can use " e" rather than its value for better accuracy e.g Math.pow( e,3) ?
Thanks and have a great a weekend.
Paul Clapham
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posted Aug 28, 2011 23:53:02
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Indeed there is. Check out the documentation for the Math class and you should find it near the top.
Campbell Ritchie
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posted Aug 29, 2011 14:50:02
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. . . and if you go through the whole of the Math class, you find how you can dispense with the value of e altogether.
Nelson Jumbo
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posted Aug 29, 2011 15:21:20
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You can use this e.g:
System.out.println( Math.E+"");
Darryl Burke
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posted Aug 29, 2011 15:59:39
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1. How does that help to get e^3?
2. To print the value of Math.E, it's unnecessary to concatenate it to an empty String .
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Nelson Jumbo
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posted Aug 29, 2011 16:02:59
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Math.pow(Math.E,3);
is working fine for me.
Mike Simmons
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posted Aug 29, 2011 17:24:53
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. . . and if you go through the whole of the Math class, you find how you can dispense with the value of e altogether.
Campbell Ritchie
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posted Aug 30, 2011 08:59:07
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Mike Simmons wrote: . . . and if you go through the whole of the Math class, you find how you can dispense with the value of e altogether.

There is something familiar about that post, but I can't quite put my finger on it
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