EXP()

Syntax. EXP(number)

Definition. This function returns the basis e raised to the power of a given number.

Argument

  • number (required) The exponent applied to base e

Background. Like root extractions and logarithmic calculus, exponentiation belongs to the third level of arithmetic operations. Exponentiation of natural numbers is based on multiplication as multiplication is based on addition. The EXP() function uses the transcendental irrational Euler’s number e to raise a number to a given power. The constant with the value 2.71828182845904 is the base of the natural logarithm.

Euler’s number (named after the Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler) is an irrational and transcendental number; that is, like pi it cannot be a fraction of two natural numbers. ...

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