Math.Exp Method (Double)

 

Returns e raised to the specified power.

Namespace:   System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

Public Shared Function Exp (
	d As Double
) As Double

Parameters

d
Type: System.Double

A number specifying a power.

Return Value

Type: System.Double

The number e raised to the power d. If d equals NaN or PositiveInfinity, that value is returned. If d equals NegativeInfinity, 0 is returned.

e is a mathematical constant whose value is approximately 2.71828.

Use the Pow method to calculate powers of other bases.

Exp is the inverse of Log.

The following example uses Exp to evaluate certain exponential and logarithmic identities for selected values.

' Example for the Math.Exp( Double ) method.
Imports System
Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic

Module ExpDemo

    Sub Main()
        Console.WriteLine( _
            "This example of Math.Exp( Double ) " & _
            "generates the following output." & vbCrLf)
        Console.WriteLine( _
            "Evaluate [e ^ ln(X) == ln(e ^ X) == X] " & _
            "with selected values for X:")

        UseLnExp(0.1)
        UseLnExp(1.2)
        UseLnExp(4.9)
        UseLnExp(9.9)

        Console.WriteLine( vbCrLf & _
            "Evaluate these identities with selected values for X and Y:")
        Console.WriteLine("   (e ^ X) * (e ^ Y) = e ^ (X + Y)")
        Console.WriteLine("   (e ^ X) ^ Y = e ^ (X * Y)")
        Console.WriteLine("   X ^ Y = e ^ (Y * ln(X))")

        UseTwoArgs(0.1, 1.2)
        UseTwoArgs(1.2, 4.9)
        UseTwoArgs(4.9, 9.9)
    End Sub 'Main

    ' Evaluate logarithmic/exponential identity with a given argument.
    Sub UseLnExp(arg As Double)

        ' Evaluate e ^ ln(X) = ln(e ^ X) = X.
        Console.WriteLine( _
            vbCrLf & "      Math.Exp(Math.Log({0})) = {1:E16}" + _
            vbCrLf & "      Math.Log(Math.Exp({0})) = {2:E16}", _
            arg, Math.Exp(Math.Log(arg)), Math.Log(Math.Exp(arg)))
    End Sub 'UseLnExp

    ' Evaluate exponential identities that are functions of two arguments.
    Sub UseTwoArgs(argX As Double, argY As Double)

        ' Evaluate (e ^ X) * (e ^ Y) = e ^ (X + Y).
        Console.WriteLine( _
            vbCrLf & "Math.Exp({0}) * Math.Exp({1}) = {2:E16}" + _
            vbCrLf & "          Math.Exp({0} + {1}) = {3:E16}", _
            argX, argY, Math.Exp(argX) * Math.Exp(argY), _
            Math.Exp((argX + argY)))

        ' Evaluate (e ^ X) ^ Y = e ^ (X * Y).
        Console.WriteLine( _
            " Math.Pow(Math.Exp({0}), {1}) = {2:E16}" + _
            vbCrLf & "          Math.Exp({0} * {1}) = {3:E16}", _
            argX, argY, Math.Pow(Math.Exp(argX), argY), _
            Math.Exp((argX * argY)))

        ' Evaluate X ^ Y = e ^ (Y * ln(X)).
        Console.WriteLine( _
            "           Math.Pow({0}, {1}) = {2:E16}" + _
            vbCrLf & "Math.Exp({1} * Math.Log({0})) = {3:E16}", _
            argX, argY, Math.Pow(argX, argY), _
            Math.Exp((argY * Math.Log(argX))))

    End Sub 'UseTwoArgs
End Module 'ExpDemo

' This example of Math.Exp( Double ) generates the following output.
' 
' Evaluate [e ^ ln(X) == ln(e ^ X) == X] with selected values for X:
' 
'       Math.Exp(Math.Log(0.1)) = 1.0000000000000001E-001
'       Math.Log(Math.Exp(0.1)) = 1.0000000000000008E-001
' 
'       Math.Exp(Math.Log(1.2)) = 1.2000000000000000E+000
'       Math.Log(Math.Exp(1.2)) = 1.2000000000000000E+000
' 
'       Math.Exp(Math.Log(4.9)) = 4.9000000000000012E+000
'       Math.Log(Math.Exp(4.9)) = 4.9000000000000004E+000
' 
'       Math.Exp(Math.Log(9.9)) = 9.9000000000000004E+000
'       Math.Log(Math.Exp(9.9)) = 9.9000000000000004E+000
' 
' Evaluate these identities with selected values for X and Y:
'    (e ^ X) * (e ^ Y) = e ^ (X + Y)
'    (e ^ X) ^ Y = e ^ (X * Y)
'    X ^ Y = e ^ (Y * ln(X))
' 
' Math.Exp(0.1) * Math.Exp(1.2) = 3.6692966676192444E+000
'           Math.Exp(0.1 + 1.2) = 3.6692966676192444E+000
'  Math.Pow(Math.Exp(0.1), 1.2) = 1.1274968515793757E+000
'           Math.Exp(0.1 * 1.2) = 1.1274968515793757E+000
'            Math.Pow(0.1, 1.2) = 6.3095734448019331E-002
' Math.Exp(1.2 * Math.Log(0.1)) = 6.3095734448019344E-002
' 
' Math.Exp(1.2) * Math.Exp(4.9) = 4.4585777008251705E+002
'           Math.Exp(1.2 + 4.9) = 4.4585777008251716E+002
'  Math.Pow(Math.Exp(1.2), 4.9) = 3.5780924170885260E+002
'           Math.Exp(1.2 * 4.9) = 3.5780924170885277E+002
'            Math.Pow(1.2, 4.9) = 2.4433636334442981E+000
' Math.Exp(4.9 * Math.Log(1.2)) = 2.4433636334442981E+000
' 
' Math.Exp(4.9) * Math.Exp(9.9) = 2.6764450551890982E+006
'           Math.Exp(4.9 + 9.9) = 2.6764450551891015E+006
'  Math.Pow(Math.Exp(4.9), 9.9) = 1.1684908531676833E+021
'           Math.Exp(4.9 * 9.9) = 1.1684908531676829E+021
'            Math.Pow(4.9, 9.9) = 6.8067718210957060E+006
' Math.Exp(9.9 * Math.Log(4.9)) = 6.8067718210956985E+006

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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