Resistors, Capacitors, Zener diodes... Why the funny values?

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    Resistors, Capacitors, Zener diodes... Why the funny values? - An explanation of the E-series and why those funny values are used.

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    It might be a bit off topic but is it worth mentioning why we have strange values of voltage references like 1.024 V and 4.096 V etc. Also why zeners have the values they have e.g. 2.4, 3.3, 5.1,7.5 and the importance of the 5.6 Volt zener.
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