This piece is another variation on the theme of Euler found in several items in this issue.
The first 100 digits of Euler's number \(e\) are represented using dots having sizes related to the
value of the digits. The dots lie roughly along a logarithmic spiral path that forms a stylized
Starting with the central dot, there are dots of size 2, 7, 1, 8, 2, 8, 1, 8, 2, 8, 4, 5, and so on.
Background and Inspiration
This work was originally done for use as cover art for the December 2017 issue of Mathematics Magazine. This is the fifteenth of 25 original artworks I created for the journal Mathematics Magazine during 2015–2019.
- See the page on Mathematics Magazine Cover Art.
- Mathematics Magazine, Cover Art, Vol. 90, No. 5, December 2017.
- ``An Infinite Series that Displays the Concavity of the Natural Logarithm'' by David M. Bradley, \medskip ``Could Euler Have Conjectured the Prime Number Theorem?'' by Simon Rubenstein-Salzedo, and \medskip ``A Dissection Proof of Euler's Series for $1 - \gamma$'' by Mits Kobayashi. \medskip