Lograh (lograh) wrote,
Lograh
lograh

so..

I'm going to sing the doom song now.
Doom doom doom doom
doom doom doom doom doom doom
doom doom doom
doom doom doom
doom doom doom doom doom doom doom doom doom doom. . .


So, we've all been introduced to those lovely numbers π (aprox 3.1415...) and e (aprox 2.71828...). They've been known of for hundreds, even thousands of years (the greeks knew of π, and I've heard (unconfirmed) rumour they knew of e as well). And it is known how they are trancendental numbers (not just irrational, but even more fun).

Pop quiz time!

What type of number is π e.

It's a whole number! (like 3, 4, 5, etc...)
0(0.0%)
It's not a whole number, but not irrational (that is, it can be written as a fraction).
1(11.1%)
It's irrational (can't even be written as a fraction, like π and e themselves).
3(33.3%)
It's also trancendental.
1(11.1%)
It's an imaginary number (that'd be the ones with 'i' in them somewhere).
0(0.0%)
It's the type that makes my head hurt!
4(44.4%)


This poll brought on by my class discussion tonight where we touched on the proofs of the proper classifications of π and e (as examples of trancendental numbers over given rings -- so we diverged slightly).
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