The transcendental numbers are a part of the irrational numbers. Transcendental numbers are numbers that do not solve any polynomial equation that has rational coefficients. π and e are transcendental numbers so they don't solve any equations like:
4x - 7 =0
5x^{2} - 3x + 4 = 0
(4/5)x^{7} - 1.24x^{3} - 8 = 0
Strangely, it is not known whether π + e or π × e is transcendental, though at least one of them must be.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
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