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## #1 2009-08-06 01:46:21

JaneFairfax
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### Gelfond–Schneider theorem

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## #2 2009-08-06 01:58:35

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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 (2009-08-06 02:08:37)

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

## #3 2009-08-06 02:18:44

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### Re: Gelfond–Schneider theorem

True,
has to be algebraic as well.

According to the theorem, the number
is transcendental!

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## #4 2009-08-06 02:26:53

bobbym

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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 (2009-08-06 09:06:36)

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.