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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Proof of irrationality of $\zeta(2)$ without explicitly calculating it

Question is pretty much the title. It is pretty easy to show that $\zeta(2n)$ is irrational for all $n$ once you know that $\zeta(2n)$ is a rational multiple of $\pi^{2n}$ (and then also use the fact ...
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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 $\frac{1}{1^1} + \frac{1}{2^1} + \frac{1}{3^2} +\frac{1}{4^2} + ...
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Is $(-2)^{\sqrt{2}}$ a real number?

Is $(-2)^{\sqrt{2}}$ a real number? Clarification: Is there some reason why $(-2)^{\sqrt{2}}$ is not a real number because it doesn't make sense why it shouldn't be a real number. Mathematically ...
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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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Strange Algebraic Number

We call a number algebraic if and only if it is the solution of a polynomial with integer coefficients. A number (complex or real) is transcendental if and only if it is not algebraic. A while back ...
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Analytic forms of $\frac{\sinh(2\pi/7)}{\sinh^{2}(3\pi/7)} - \frac{\sinh(\pi/7)}{\sinh^{2}(2\pi/7)} + \frac{\sinh(3\pi/7)}{\sinh^{2}(\pi/7)}$

On page 183 of Berndt's Ramanujan's Notebooks Vol. 4, eq. 32.34 reads: $$ \frac{\sin(2\pi/7)} {\sin^{2}(3\pi/7)} - \frac{\sin(\pi/7)}{\sin^{2}(2\pi/7)} + \frac{\sin(3\pi/7)} {\sin^{2}(\pi/7)} = ...
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Is there a pythagorean triple such that all angles of the corresponding triangle are simple fractions of $\pi$?

Obviously, the most interesting pythagorean triple $(a, b, c)$ would be one for which the corresponding triangle (with integer side lengths $a, b, c$) has angles 90°, 60° and 30° ($\frac{\pi}{2}, ...
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Is $\pi^0$ actually rational? How about $\pi^i$? [duplicate]

Is there a rational argument that a transcendental or irrational number raised to zero should magically turn it into an integer, beyond obtuse convention? How about $\pi^i$? Is there a reasonable ...
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Real numbers that are not the roots of any polynomial equation with algebraic coefficients

An algebraic number is a number which is a root of some non-zero polynomial equation with rational coefficients. A transcendental number is a number which is not a root of any non-zero polynomial ...
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Is $\frac{1}{2^{2^{0}}}+\frac{1}{2^{2^{1}}}+\frac{1}{2^{2^{2}}}+\frac{1}{2^{2^{3}}}+…$ algebraic or transcendental?

Inspired by this question, the series $\dfrac{1}{2^{2^{0}}}+\dfrac{1}{2^{2^{1}}}+\dfrac{1}{2^{2^{2}}}+\dfrac{1}{2^{2^{3}}}+\dots$ is clearly irrational. But is it algebraic or transcendental? I ...
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is the unique solution of $\cos t = t$ a transcendental number?

let $\alpha$ be the unique fixed point of $\cos:\mathbb{R} \rightarrow [-1,1]$ for any $t \in \mathbb{R} \setminus\{0\}$ if $t$ is algebraic then $\cos t$ is transcendental. thus if $\alpha$ were ...
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What transcendental numbers are produced by $\sin{\alpha}$ when $\alpha$ is algebraic/constructible/rational (in radians)?

I know that by Lindemann–Weierstrass theorem(LW) sine and cosine of non-zero algebraic numbers (in radians) produce results that are transcendental. My question is what are the transcendentals ...
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Logarithm of a transcendental number

Can anything be said about the nature of the number $\log y $ where $y $ is a transcendental number not of the form $y=e^x $ or written trivially in that form using $x=\log w $ for some $w $ ...
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Is $\{\tan(x) : x\in \mathbb{Q}\}$ a group under addition?

A student asked me the following today : Is $S:= \{\tan(x) : x\in \mathbb{Q}\}$ a group under addition? I am quite perplexed by it. Clearly, the only non-trivial part is to check For any $x, ...
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Integration/Fundamental Calculus/Transcendental Numbers

Given $\int\sqrt{1 + \frac{-x}{\sqrt{4-x^2}}} dx$, how would this be integrated? On a universally-calculus side of things, do all functions have integrals? And is it easier to evaluate definite ...
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Is the sum of transcendental and algebraic number transcendental number?

I know almost nothing about transcendental numbers, I know the definition of them and maybe few results about them and that is all. But the question in the title somehow naturally arises when ...
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Combinations of Transcendental Numbers are still transcendental numbers?

We know there are numbers like $\pi$, $e$, $\phi$ or also $\zeta(3)$ which are transcendental numbers. I was wondering if combinations of transcendental numbers are still transcendental numbers, like ...
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How to show $\{a^n \bmod \alpha\}_{n \in \mathbb{N}}$ is dense in $[0,\alpha]$ if $a > 1$ is trancendental over ${\mathbb Q}[\alpha]$

How to show $\{a^n \bmod \alpha\}_{n \in \mathbb{N}}$ is dense in $[0,\alpha]$ if $a > 1$ is trancendental over ${\mathbb Q}[\alpha]$? If $a$ is transcendental over ${\mathbb Q}[\alpha]$ then the ...
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Finding transcendental roots to an algebraic equation

So for equations with rational roots, there's a theorem that lists all the possible roots (Rational Root Theorem). If an equation has imaginary or irrational roots, their respective theorems say ...
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Sum of algebraicly independent transcendentals is transcendental?

We say the transcendental numbers $\xi_1,...,\xi_n$ are algebraicly independent if an algebraic combination of them satisfies: $$ \sum_{1\leq i\leq n}\psi_i\xi_i= 0 \iff \psi_i=0, \forall i=1,...,n. ...
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How to prove $1/ \log a + 1/ \log b$ for rational $a$ and $b$ is a transcendental number?

I know how to prove $\log a$ for rational $a$ is transcendental, because if it were algebraic it would imply $e$ is algebraic as well (namely if $\log a = b, e = a^{1/b}$), and I can prove $\log a + ...
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Number with non-constructive algebraicity proof

Is there a computable number which is known to be algebraic but no explicit polynomial of which it is a root is known?
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Random irrational number generator?

Is it possible to create a algorithm that will generate irrational numbers $0<x<1$ with a density that is uniform down a specified resolution? Would such an algorithm be necessarily limited to ...
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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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Is every normal number transcendental? [duplicate]

This question is related to question http://math.stackexchange.com/q/197507 but not quite the same (or is it?): is every normal number transcendental? Can it be proved or is there a counterexample to ...
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Is this number a Liouville number?

Suppose I have a binary constant $q = 0.1010000000000000000000000000000000001001..._2$. In base 10 this number is $q $~$ .6250000000077325..$ and is defined as $$q = \sum_{\rho}^{\infty} ...
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A binary irrational with bits defined by primes

Define a number $q$ in binary notation whose $n$-th bit is $1$ for $n$ prime, and $0$ for $n$ composite. So its 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 11th, etc. bits are $1$, with all other bits $0$. Here is $q$ out to ...
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If $a$ is a transcendental number, then is $a^n$ also a transcendental number? [closed]

If $a$ is a transcendental number (i.e., a number s.t. there does not exist a polynomial $P(x)$ s.t. $P(a) = 0$), is $a^n$ also transcendental? It would seem to me that it should be, but I can't ...
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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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Algebraic values of the Gamma function using $\pi$

Is there any $x\in(0,1)\cap\mathbb Q$ different from $1/2$ such that $\Gamma(x)$ is algebraic over $\mathbb Q(\pi)$?
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How to prove $e^{1/e}$ is irrational?

How do we prove $e^{\frac{1}{e}}$ is irrational ? Also how do we show it is transcendental ? The number $\eta = \exp(\exp(-1))$ occurs naturally in the context of tetration and power towers. Let ...
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To prove that element $\frac{3}{n}+i\frac{4}{5}$ has an infinite order in $\mathbb{C}$ for any $n\in\mathbb{Z}\backslash \{0\}$

The problem is to prove that element $z=\frac{3}{n}+i\frac{4}{5}$ has an infinite order in the group $(\mathbb{C},\, \cdot\, )$ for any non-zero integer $n$. Let's consider the case $|n|\neq 5$. ...
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Other Algebraically Independent Transcendentals

I was thinking about a incomplete answer I gave earlier today to a interesting question made by the user lurker. The question was about wheter or not the sum or the product of two transcendental ...
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Adding or Multiplying Transcendentals

Is it possible to add or multiply (no subtraction) only positive transcendental numbers and yield a solution that is algebraic? Exponential manipulation is excluded from this question, as $e^{\ln2} = ...
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Is there a function whose limit approaches Pi?

I don't think my knowledge of Pi, irrationality, and transcendental numbers in general is complete. I've Googled for a day before posting this question. Intuitively, I understand why the ratio of ...
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For which values of $\sin(\theta)$ is the function algebraic?

Earlier today I stumbled upon a very long formula for the sine of 1 degree. (http://www.efnet-math.org/Meta/sine1.htm). When I reflected on this, it occurred to me that I could probably make a similar ...
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Determine a number is transcendental/algebraic

Determine: $(0.064)^{\frac{1}{3}}$ is transcendental or algebraic To show a number is transcendental/algebraic do I need to show there is a monic polynomial with integer coefficients such that ...
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Is $ 0.112123123412345123456\dots $ algebraic or transcendental?

Let $$x=0.112123123412345123456\dots $$ Since the decimal expansion of $x$ is non-terminating and non-repeating, clearly $x$ is an irrational number. Can it be shown whether $x$ is algebraic or ...
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Power of transcendental number.

There are some results that i found $1.$ if $a$ is an algebraic number other than $0$ and $1$ and $b$ is irrational algebraic then $a^{b}$ is transcendental like $2^{\sqrt{5}},3^{\sqrt{7}}$etc. $2.$ ...
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Prove that $\pi$ is a transcendental number

Does anyone has a link to a site that confirms that $\pi$ is a transcendental number? Or, can anyone show how to prove that $\pi$ is a transcendental number? Thank you in anticipation!
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Is the series: $\frac{\pi}{p_{1}!}+\frac{\pi}{p_{2}!}+…+\frac{\pi}{p_{n}!}$ convergent or divergent, where $p_n$ is the $n$-th odd prime?

Is the series: $$\frac{\pi}{p_{1}!}+\frac{\pi}{p_{2}!}+...+\frac{\pi}{p_{n}!}$$ convergent or divergent, where $p_n$ is the $n$th odd prime? And also why it is (the partial sums) ...
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Are there any known transcendental which measures something in the natural world except pi and e? [closed]

For pi, it measures the ratio of the circumference and diameter of a circle, etc. And e also means many special thing(mesuring growth, Prime Number Theorem, etc.).
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Let $a$ and $n$ be integers, such that $a,n>1$ and $n$ is not a perfect square; show that: $a^{\sqrt{n}}$ is a transcendental number.

Although it is very hard to determine if a number is transcendental, I could appreciate any basic or simple insight or opinion concerning the statement, whether it is true or false. Regards
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Transcendentality of the $\log$ of the golden mean

We know that $\phi$, the golden ratio, is algebraic. Is it known whether $\log(\phi)$ is algebraic? Thank you! PS. I am not in number theory, so I apologize in advance if this is obvious.
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Is the golden ratio a transcedental number?

I have been studying the concept of transcedental numbers. Till now, I had taken it for granted that all important numbers like pi and e were transcedental. I have no reason for assuming this or for ...
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A simple(?) query about algebraic independence

Suppose $x,y,z\neq 0$, that $(x,y,z)$ is a point in $\mathbb{R}^3$ and that $td[\mathbb{Q}(x,y,z):\mathbb{Q}]=2$ (where $td[,]$ denotes the transcendence degree of the field extension). Is it true ...
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What is the probability that a number chosen at random in $[0,1]$ is transcendental?

Consider the interval $[0,1]$. What is the probability that a number chosen at random in $[0,1]$ is transcendental? Please give me some points on how to start this problem.
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Is $2^e$ in the field extension $\mathbb{Q}(e)$?

As the title says, is $2^e$ in the field $\mathbb{Q}(e)$? I mostly study analysis, but this came up trying to answer someone else's question. So far, my idea has been to suppose it's true and use the ...
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Proof that $e^x$ is a transcendental function of $x$?

Let a function $f(x)$ be algebraic if it satisfies an equation of the form $$c_n(x)(f(x))^n + c_{n-1}(x)(f(x))^{n-1} + \cdots + c_0(x)=0,$$ for $c_k(x)$ rational functions of $x$, and let $f$ be ...