TITLE

algebraic numbers

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography;2005, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Biography
DOC. TYPE
Other
ABSTRACT
In mathematics, numbers that satisfy a polynomial equation with rational coefficients: for example, √2 solves x2 - 2 = 0. Real numbers that are not algebraic are called trancendental numbers. Although there is an infinity of algebraic numbers, there is in fact a "larger" infinity of transcendental numbers.
ACCESSION #
19930848

 

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