ISBN-10:
1441919481
ISBN-13:
9781441919489
Pub. Date:
05/26/2011
Publisher:
Springer New York
Making Transcendence Transparent: An intuitive approach to classical transcendental number theory / Edition 1

Making Transcendence Transparent: An intuitive approach to classical transcendental number theory / Edition 1

by Edward B. Burger, Robert Tubbs

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ISBN-13: 9781441919489
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 05/26/2011
Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2004
Pages: 263
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

Edward Burger is one of the authors of "The Heart of Mathematics," Winner of a 2001 Robert W. Hamilton Book Award. He will also be awarded the 2004 Chauvenet Prize, one of the most prestigious MAA prizes acknowledging an outstanding expository article. To read more about Ed Burger go to http://www.williams.edu/Mathematics/eburger/.

Table of Contents

* A prequel to transcendence
• Incredible numbers incredibly close to modest rational numbers
• The powerful power series for e
• Conjugation and symmetry as a means towards transcendence
• The analytic adventures of exp(z)
• Debunking conspiracy theories for independent functions
• Class distinctions among complex numbers
• Extending our reach through periodic functions
• Transcending numbers and discovering a more formal e
• Selected highlights from complex analysis

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