ganesh wrote:Whats so special about the TN

1.444667861..................??????Is it known if this number (i.e. e^(1/e)) is transcendental?

It has not been proven to be transcendental, I don't think.

]]>I think it is transcendental. I am not too sure.

]]>Whats so special about the TN

1.444667861..................??????

Is it known if this number (i.e. e^(1/e)) is transcendental?

]]>dont worry i guess ill learn it in key stage 4 or something

doubt it, im moving onto A-Level maths, and ive never even heard of transcendental numbers before now

]]>The numbers on the number line can be split onto two groups: those that are *algebraic* and those that are *transcendental*.

Algebraic numbers are a solution to a polynomial equation* where all the coefficients** are whole numbers. So, for example, the number 2 is algebraic, because it is the solution to the equation:

the number [sup]3[/sup]/[sub]2[/sub] is algebraic because it is the solution of:

and the square root of 2 is algebraic, as it is the solution of:

A transcendental number is any number that is not algebraic. As it happens, pi is transcendental.

* a polynomial equation is one like:

or

or

** in the above equations,

, , and are the coefficients of the equation.]]>whats a transcendantal number? also why is pi pi? i mean as in why is 1.something called pi whats so special about it?

Pi is the ratio of a circle's diameter to it's circumference. So if you measured both of these on any given circle, you would find that:

circumference = pi * diameter.

]]>espeon, you'd have to wait a little

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