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A Dictionary of Real Numbers


How do we recognize that the number . 93371663 . . . is actually 2 IoglQ(e ] 7r)/2 ? Gauss observed that the number 1. 85407467 . . . is (essentially) a rational value of an elliptic integral-an observation that was critical in the development of nineteenth century analysis. How do we decide that such a number is actually a special value of a familiar function without the tools Gauss had at his disposal, which were, presumably, phenomenal insight and a prodigious memory? Part of the answer, we hope, lies in this volume. ...

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A Dictionary of Real Numbers
2011, Springer, New York

ISBN-13: 9781461585121

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A Dictionary of Real Numbers
1990, CRC Press

ISBN-13: 9780534128401


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