transcendental number


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transcendental number

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(Mathematics) maths a number or quantity that is real but nonalgebraic, that is, one that is not a root of any polynomial with rational coefficients such as π or e
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Noun1.transcendental number - an irrational number that is not algebraic
irrational, irrational number - a real number that cannot be expressed as a rational number
pi - the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle; approximately equal to 3.14159265358979323846...
e - the base of the natural system of logarithms; approximately equal to 2.718282...
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The Pythagorean theorem still holds, and pi is a transcendental number that will describe all perfect circles for all time.
As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern.
Baker, Transcendental number theory, Cambridge Univ.

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