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Top Ten Transcendental Numbers

Here are the top ten transcendental numbers, as put together by Dave Richeson. 1. (Liouville, 1851): the first known transcendental number not expressed as a continued fraction. 2. (Hermite, 1873): the first non-contrived example of a transcendental number. 3. (Lindeman, 1882): use the Lindemann-Weierstrass theorem (below) and Euler’s identity, This showed that it is impossible …

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