algebraic number


Definition of algebraic number

: a root of an algebraic equation with rational coefficients

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There is a mathematical proof, Arkani-Hamed observed, that all algebraic numbers can be derived from configurations of a finite whole number of intersecting points and lines. Quanta Magazine, "Visions of Future Physics," 22 Sep. 2015

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First Known Use of algebraic number

1804, in the meaning defined above

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