Transcendental numbers are numbers that cannot be the root of a nonzero polynomial with rational coefficients (i.e., not an algebraic number). Examples of such numbers are $\pi$ and $e$.

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Rationality or irrationality of $\log$ function

Can this be proved that $\log(n)$ is irrational for every $n=1,2,3,\dots$ ? I find that question in my mind in searching for if $\log(x)$ is irrational for every rational number $x\gt0$.
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Is this true :${(a+ib)}^{(k+ij)}=0$ iff $0<a=k<1$ and $b<j$?

let $z=a+ib ,s=k+ij$ are two complex numbers and let $f(z,s)$ be a complex function defined as follow :$$f(z,s)=z^s={(a+ib)}^{(k+ij)}$$ and $a,b,j, k$ are non -nul real numbers . .After some ...
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When $\cos(\theta) = 1/8$ it's easy to show $\theta$ is an irrational angle. Is it algebraic?

Along the lines of my lines of my previous question about irrational angles "$45^\circ$ Rubik's Cube: proving $\arccos ( \frac{\sqrt{2}}{2} - \frac{1}{4} )$ is an irrational angle?", I was working on ...
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The number $\sum\limits_{n=-\infty}^{\infty} \frac{1}{2^{n^2}}$ is transcendental

Prove that the number: $$\sum_{n=-\infty}^{\infty} \frac{1}{2^{n^2}}$$ is transcendental. I don't have a direct proof but a round one. The series can be expressed in terms of $\vartheta_3$ ...
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Does there exist a $z\in \Bbb R$ such that $\sin z=t \in \Bbb T$?

Does there exist a $z\in \Bbb R$ such that $\sin z=t \in \Bbb T$: the set of transcendental numbers? I've had this doubt and I didn't know how to tackle it... Edit: Changed my domain to reals only, ...
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Does the sequence $\{\sin(en)\}$ converge or diverge?

Is it known if $\{\sin(en)\}$ converges or diverges? Also, I have a more general question. For almost every rational $r$, I think we can say that $\{\sin(rn)\}$ diverges. Does that statement hold ...
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Prove $\log(x)$ is transcendental

What is a proof that $\ln(\alpha)$ is transcendental for $\alpha$. I believe I heard somewhere that the natural logarithm of any rational number is transcendental. Do you guys have any proofs of that ...
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Proving transcendental numbers

I'll warn now that this is probably a big question, but I am wondering if anyone can explain why it is so difficult to prove whether a number is transcendental or algebraic. For example, it is now ...
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Are there more transcendental numbers or irrational numbers that are not transcendental?

This is not a question of counting (obviously), but more of a question of bigger vs. smaller infinities. I really don't know where to even start with this one whatsoever. Any help? Or is it ...
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Is :$\sqrt{i\pi+\sqrt{i\pi+\sqrt{i\pi+\sqrt\cdots}}}$ irrational or transcendental or real number?

Is there someone who can show me if :$$\sqrt{i\pi+\sqrt{i\pi+\sqrt{i\pi+\sqrt\cdots}}}$$ is irrational or real or transcendental number ? Thank you for any help
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Transcendence of Values of Beta Function

Wikipedia mentions that the number $$a = \dfrac{\Gamma\left(\dfrac{1}{4}\right)}{\pi^{1/4}}$$ is transcendental. Since $\Gamma(1/2) = \sqrt{\pi}$ the above number $a$ seems to connected to a ...
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$\log \log (\alpha)$ transcendental??

$\log \log (\alpha)$ transcendental?? ($\alpha$ algebraic $\neq 0$ and $1$) I supposed $\log \log (\alpha)=\beta$ , $\beta$ transcendental. Then $\log(\alpha)=e^{\beta}$ and it is know $e^{\beta}$ is ...
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$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} a^{-n!}$ is transcendental ??

Is $\sum_{n=1}^\infty a^{-n !}$ transcendental for any positive integer a ? I know $\epsilon =\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} 10^{-n!}$ is transcendental, for LiouvilleĀ“s Theorem, ($p_k=10^{k!} \sum_{n=1}^k ...
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Transcendence of $\Gamma(1/3), \Gamma(1/4)$

Wikipedia mentions that the transcendence of $\Gamma(1/3), \Gamma(1/4)$ was proved by G. V. Chudnovsky. Does anyone have a reference to that proof? Or maybe some details on the essential ideas ...
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Wrong proof…But where is the mistake?

So I've just watched this wonderful Numberphile video about transcendental numbers. In the video, the guy shows that ...
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Do the second-last-digits of the primes $\ge 11$ form a transcendental number?

Suppose, the number $x$ is constructed from the second-last-digits from the primes $\ge 11$ The first $1996$ digits of $x\ =\ 0.11112...$ after the decimal point are : ...
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Transcendental number

While reading on Wikipedia about transcendental numbers, i asked myself: Why is it so hard and difficult to prove that $e +\pi, \pi - e, \pi e, \frac{\pi}{e}$ etc. are transcendental numbers? ...
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Simplest proof that some number is transcendental?

I tried googling for simple proofs that some number is transcendental, sadly I couldn't find any I could understand. Do any of you guys know a simple transcendentality (if that's a word) proof? E: ...
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Prove: $e^x$ is transcendental over the polynomials with coefficients in $\mathbb{R}$

I have to prove the following for my math study: Prove: $e^x$ is transcendental over the polynomials with coefficients in $\mathbb{R}$. So far, I've done this: It's enough to prove that if ...
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If $a \in \mathbb{A}$\{$\mathbb{0,1}$}, $b \in \mathbb{A}$\ $\mathbb{Q}$ then $a^b$ is transcedental.

For my math study, I have to prove the following: Let's denote the set of algebraic numbers with $\mathbb{A}$. Prove: If $a \in \mathbb{A}$\{$\mathbb{0,1}$}, $b \in \mathbb{A}$\ $\mathbb{Q}$ then ...
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Is $e^{e^9}$ an integer?

I mean, of course $e^{e^9}$ is not an integer, but can we prove this? If you're thinking of asking Wolfram|Alpha, be warned: it gives different answers to the questions "is exp(exp(9)) an integer" (WA ...
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When $\cos x$ is transcendental?

About the transcendence of trigonometric functions I know that: 1) if $x$ is an algebraic number $\ne 0$ than $\cos x$ is transcendental. 2) if $p=\dfrac{m}{2^n}$ with $m,n \in \mathbb{Z}$ than ...
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Algebraic subfield of transcendental extension

I was recently thinking about whether it is possible to generate an infinite dimensional algebraic extension over a base field using just finitely many transcendental elements. Specifically, given a ...
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How do I prove that $\forall \beta\in F(\alpha)\setminus F$ is transcendental?

Let $E/F$ be a field extension. Let $\alpha\in E$ be transcendental over $F$. Let $\beta\in F(\alpha)\setminus F$. Then, how do I prove that $\beta$ is transcendental over $F$? Here's how I tried: ...
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If $a, b$ are transcendental then $a+b$ is transcendental or $ab$ is transcendental [duplicate]

I have to prove the following: If $a, b$ are transcendental then $a+b$ is transcendental or $ab$ is transcendental, or both. I don't have any idea on how to solve this. I already proved this: ...
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Are all normal numbers transcendental?

Are all normal numbers transcendental? Just a question I've come up with.
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Is the product of a transcendental number by an integer transcendental?

I don't really know a lot about this subject but I was wondering if the product of a transcendental number by an integer is transcendental?
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Can transcendental to the power transcendental be rational?

Can a transcendental number to the power of a transcendental number be a rational number?
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Are there any irrational numbers that have a difference of a rational number?

Are there any irrational numbers that have a difference of a rational number? For example, if you take $\pi - e$, it looks like it will be irrational ($0.423310\ldots$) - however, are there any ...
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Equations involving factorial/Gamma function

Are there any known methods to formally solve equations like: 1)$x^3!+(2x^2)!-x!+3=0$ 2)$x!=e^x$ ($0$ is trivial but there must be another one) 3)$(2x!)^2+x!-1=0$ 4)$x!!+x!=7$ I don't need ...
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Do the Liouville Numbers form a field?

The Liouville numbers are those which are better-than-polynomially approximated by rationals. More precisely, we say $x\in\mathbb{R}$ is Liouville when for all $n\in\mathbb{N}$ there is a $\tfrac ...
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When did Liouville come up with the first transcendental numbers?

There are some conflicting sources regarding this. It is a matter of fact that Liouville defined what it was for a number to be approximated to degree $n$ by rational numbers. He then effectively ...
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Irrational $x$ such that $\sin(\pi x)$ is algebraic

It's well-known that $\sin(\pi \frac pq)$ is always algebraic. In particular, as I understand, it can always be expressed in terms of radicals, because it can be connected to the abelian group of ...
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Is the sum of an algebraic and transcendental complex number transcendental?

I was wondering if the sum of an algebraic and transcendental complex number is transcendental. I was thinking if a is algebraic, and b is transcendental, then if a+b is algebraic, then a+b-a is also ...
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Calculating Closed form of Basel type problem.

I want to find the sum of $\displaystyle\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{1}{n^{\phi(n)}}$. where $\phi$ is Euler's totient. so for example 1/1^1 + 1/2^1 + 1/3^2 +1/4^2 + 1/5^4 + 1/6^2 etc... I also want to ...
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Prove that $E_0$ is transcendental

Consider the non-negative natural numbers: $0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19\dots$ Encode the primes as $1$, the rest as $0$. $E = 0,0,1,1,0,1,0,1,0,0,0,1,0,1,0,0,0,1,0,1\dots$ ...
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Is $\ln n$ transcendental for all rational $n>1$?

I know that $\ln n$ is transcendental for all integer $n>1$. But does this still hold for non-integer rational values of $n>1$? For example, is $\ln 1.5$ transcendental? EDIT: Somehow managed ...
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Calculating pi manually

Hypothetically you are put in math jail and the jailer says he will let you out only if you can give him 707 digits of pi. You can have a ream of paper and a couple pens, no computer, books, previous ...
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When, how & who first gave this calculation of $\pi$

I came across this interesting method to calculate $\pi$. Why is it true and who first presented it? To calculate $\pi$, multiply by $4$, the product of fractions formed by using, as the numerators. ...
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When does the following construction generate a transcendental number?

Given $n\in[0,1]$ with base-b expansion $0.n_1n_2n_3\dots$, define $\Delta_b(n)$ to be the number with the following base-b expansion: $\huge{ 0.\underbrace{n_1}_{1^{st}\text{ ...
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What is the name of this irrational math constant and is there a compact way to write it? 0.10110111011110…

I think this number is a transcendental number and I've tried looking online to see who first made it, I'm not sure if it's a Liouville Number or if there is a more common or better name for it. Does ...
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Is $\pi/\sqrt{2}$ transcendental?

I believe that $\frac{\pi}{\sqrt{2}}$ is transcendental but I'm not sure about how to prove it. If $\frac{\pi}{\sqrt{2}}$ was algebraic, there would exist a polynomial $P \in \mathbb{Q}[X]$ such that ...
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Are there any better asymptotics than Liouville for how fast a series of rational terms needs to converge to guarantee the sum being transcendental?

So the title basically says it all: A Liouville number is a number $x$ such that for any $n$, there exist integers $p,q$ with $q > 1$ and $0 < |x - p/q| < 1/q^n$. This implies that the number ...
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Is $ 0.112123123412345123456\dots $ algebraic or transcendental?

Since the decimal expansion $ 0.112123123412345123456\dots $ is non-terminating and non-repeating, clearly $ 0.112123123412345123456\dots $ is an irrational number. Can it be shown whether it is ...
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Is there a number $x\neq0$ whose products with $\pi$ and with $e$ are both rational?

Does there exist a number $x\neq0$, such that $[x\cdot\pi\in\mathbb{Q}]\wedge[x\cdot{e}\in\mathbb{Q}]$? I thought this question would be easy to answer, but it turns out otherwise. Obviously ...
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How to show $ \tan \alpha $ is transcendental?

I need to show that $ \tan \alpha $ is transcendental for each non-zero algebraic number $ \alpha $. Can any one give me an idea ? Thanks.
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Can permutating the digits of an irrational/transcendental number give any other such number?

Let $x_n$ be the infinite sequence of decimal digits of a fixed irrational/trascendental number. Can I obtain any other irrational/trascendental number's sequence of decimal digits through a ...
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Does there exist any positive integer $n$ such that $e^n$ is an integer (to show $\log 2$ is irrational)?

Does there exist any positive integer $n$ such that $e^n$ is an integer ? I was in particular trying to prove $\log 2$ is irrational; now if it is rational, then there are relatively prime ...
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Algebraic relations between trigonometric numbers

Given $n\in2\Bbb N$, what is precise algebraic relation between $cos\frac{\pi}{n-1}$,$cos\frac{\pi}{n+1}$? Both numbers are algebraic, which implies there should be an algebraic relation between ...
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Why do transcendental numbers exist?

(This is a revision of the below question, which was not clear. If I have used incorrect terminology, please offer corrections.) Given the sets A and B, B contains transcendental elements relative to ...