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Some irrational numbers

  • Martin Aigner
  • Günter M. Ziegler
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Abstract

This was already conjectured by Aristotle, when he claimed that diameter and circumference of a circle are not commensurable. The first proof of this fundamental fact was given by Johann Heinrich Lambert in 1766.

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© Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Aigner
    • 1
  • Günter M. Ziegler
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für MathematikFreie Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

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