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#1 2009-08-05 03:46:21

JaneFairfax
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Gelfond–Schneider theorem



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#2 2009-08-05 03:58:35

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Re: Gelfond–Schneider theorem

Hi Jane;

I've seen this one. But maybe I didn't understand it. I thought b had to be irrational and algebraic.

Used to establish that the (gelfond schneider constant)

is transcendental.

Last edited by bobbym (2009-08-05 04:08:37)


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#3 2009-08-05 04:18:44

JaneFairfax
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Re: Gelfond–Schneider theorem


True,
has to be algebraic as well.

According to the theorem, the number

is transcendental! eek


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#4 2009-08-05 04:26:53

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Re: Gelfond–Schneider theorem

Hi Jane;

Thats a stunner! I didn't think about that one. Thanks.

By the way that proof he presents is really tough.

Last edited by bobbym (2009-08-05 11:06:36)


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