Asked by: Nathan Douglass

Cantor proved the existence of transcendental numbers. Hermite (1873) proved that the number 'e' is transcendental. Lindemann (1882)proved that 'pi' is transcendental.

Answered by: Vince Calder, Ph.D., Physical Chemist, retired

Answered by: Eric Baicy, B.S., Seattle

'Physics is mathematical not because we know so much about the physical world, but because we know so little; it is only its mathematical properties that we can discover.'**Bertrand Russell**

(*1872-1970*)