I have a recurrence relation, it is like the following:

$T(e^n) = 2(T(e^{n-1})) + e^n$, where $e$ is the base of the natural logarithm.

To solve this and find a $\Theta$ bound, I tried the following: I put $k=e^n$, and the equation transforms into:


Then, I try to use the Master Theorem. According to Master Theorem, $a=2$, $b=e\gt 2$ and $f(k)=k$. So, we have the case where $f(k)=\Omega(n^{\log_b a+ε})$ for some $ε\gt 0$, thus we have $T(k)=\Theta(f(k))=\Theta(k)$. Then put $k=n$, we have $T(n)=\Theta(n)$. Does my solution have any mistakes?


$c=1\gt \ln 2\approx0.7$. That's case 3 of the master theorem. It follows that:


Your solution is fine.


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