Euler's Number (Artwork)
Euler's Number Digital Print 2017

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 \(e\). 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

The December 2017 cover of Mathematics Magazine.

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.

Related Works

Publication History

  • 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