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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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### Can a change of basis modify irrationality/transcendence?

Fix a real number $x$. We can consider its binary expansion, for instance $x = (0.01101001100101101001011\ldots)_2$. Now we consider the real number $y = (0.01101001100101101001011\ldots)_{10}$ : we ...
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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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### Non-algebraic structures?

We call group, ring, field,... "algebraic structures". Do we have similar analogue for transcendental numbers? If not, then how do we study interactions between various transcendental numbers? Also, ...
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### Deducing Lindemann-Weierstrass from Baker's theorem

I'm aware that Baker's theorem with $n=1$ (for one algebraic number only) follows from that of Lindemann-Weierstrass. It is also often mentioned that Baker's result is a generalization of Lindemann-...
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### How was the difference of the Fransén–Robinson constant and Euler's number found?

I recently ran across the following integral: $$\int_{0}^{\infty}\frac{1}{\Gamma(x)}dx$$ Which I learned is equal to the Fransén-Robinson constant. On the linked wikipedia page for the Fransén-...
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### Proof of transcendence of $\ln (\pi)$

From Wikipedia $\ln (\pi)$ is unknown to be transcendental. $e^{(ie^{(\ln(\pi)})}=-1$ $i(e^{(\ln(\pi)})=i\pi$ is transcendental. Due to the Lindemann–Weierstrass theorem any transcendental ...
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### Complicated series converges to $\pi$.

How do I get this result? $$\frac {426880 \sqrt {10005}}{\large \sum_{k = 0}^{\infty}\frac {(6k)!(545140134k + 13591409)}{(k!)^3 (3k)! (-640320)^{3k}}} = \pi$$ It seems formidable. Context: I came ...
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### Polynomials with roots having the same module and linear dependent arguments

Is it possible for a polynomial with integer coefficients to have some of its roots: $$m_1e^{i\theta_1 \pi}, m_2e^{i\theta_2 \pi}, \ldots, m_ke^{i\theta_k \pi}$$ such that there exist nonzero integers ...
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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 ...
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### Help complete this proof on transcendentalism

Proof $\pi*e$ is transcendental. either $\pi + e$ or $\pi*e$ is transcendental to see take $(x-\pi)(x-e)=x^2-(\pi+e)x+\pi*e$. Case 1 assume $\pi$ and $e$ are algebraically independent. It follows ...
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### Smallest Subset of $\mathbb{R}_{>0}$ Closed under Typical Operations

Let $S$ denote the smallest subset of $\mathbb{R}_{>0}$ which includes $1$, and is closed under addition, multiplication, reciprocation, and the function $x,y \in \mathbb{R}_{>0} \mapsto x^y.$ ...
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### Spigot algorithms for transcendental numbers

I'm trying to write a program that will compute digits of transcendental numbers using a spigot algorithm. While researching, I found the BBP Formula, and a Compendium of BBP-Type Formulas, alas, I ...
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### Algebraic values of sine function

Are there algebraic inputs to the sine function that produce algebraic outputs? Other than zero, that is? This is assuming the sine function in radians.
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### Is there an explicit irrational number which is not known to be either algebraic or transcendental?

There are many numbers which are not able to be classified as being rational, algebraic irrational, or transcendental. Is there an explicit number which is known to be irrational but not known to be ...
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### relation betwn ln and e

If $f(x) = ln(x)$ and $f^-1(x) = e^x$ then is $e^x = 1/ln(x)$??? because I see $e^9 = 8103$ but $1/ln9 = .455$ How are they reverse? I don't understand!
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### Is this a well defined problem in terms of Euclidean Geometry?

I am trying to construct an example of a geometric problem, stated in terms of Euclidean Geometry, that is not Machine Provable (or in an equivalent definition Automatically Provable)-i.e no computer ...
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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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### Why do we care about the Champernowne constant?

I was browsing code golf and I came across this challenge: http://codegolf.stackexchange.com/questions/68685/the-rien-number It caught my interest and I wanted to learn a bit more about the ...
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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 we ...
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### Proof of $\pi$ not being a quadratic irrational number.

Does someone know a proof (books, articles) that $\pi$ is not a quadratic irrational? The proof should not use that $\pi$ is transcendental. Any hints would be appreciated.
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### In simple English, what does it mean to be transcendental?

From Wikipedia A transcendental number is a real or complex number that is not algebraic A transcendental function is an analytic function that does not satisfy a polynomial equation However these ...
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### If $\theta$ is a rational number, is $e^{i\pi\theta}$ algebraic?

I want to know if $\theta$ is a rational number, is $e^{i\pi\theta}$ an algebraic number or not? For the first step I tried to write it $(e^{i\pi})^\theta$, that equals $(-1)^\theta$, but I think ...
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### Where are the transcendental numbers?

This question is motivated from an exercise from Rudin. The exercise says that prove that set of all algebraic numbers is countable. Proof: We know that a number $z$ is called algebraic if it is the ...
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### Values of Eisenstein Series

I'm trying to prove the algebraic independence of $\pi, e^\pi$ and $\Gamma(1/4)$ while using Nesterenko's Theorem ($\{q, P(q), Q(q), R(q)\}$ contains at least three algebraically independent numbers ...
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### How to prove the following formula is a constant?

For any $\rho\in\mathbb{R}^+$, prove that the following formula equals a constant: \dfrac{1}{\rho^2}{\int_{-\rho}^\rho x^2 e^{\left(\tfrac{\rho^2}{x^2-\rho^2}\right)}dx}\left({\int_{-\rho}^\rho e^{\...
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### Is there an easy enough way to show that between two algebraic numbers there is an infinite number of transcendental numbers?

We know that between two different rational numbers there is an infinite number of irrational numbers and that between two different irrational numbers there is an infinite number of rational numbers. ...
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### Do transcendental numbers contain any string of digits?

It is often said that $\pi$ contains any string of digits. But does the property "transcendental" imply "contains any string of digits?