An introduction to the history of transcendental numbers
(and some related Diophantine equations and approximations)

(in Maple mws or html formats at: www.spd.dcu.ie/johnbcos)

A talk partly covered at the Dublin Branch of the Irish
Mathematics Teachers Association, May 6th, 2004

For Fred Piper (who taught me as an undergraduate at Royal Holloway
College, London Univ.) - with affection and admiration -
on his retirement
(From Fred Piper I first heard of Alan Baker, in Autumn 1967)

John Cosgrave, Mathematics Department,
St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, IRELAND.

Contact details 

After August 31st 2007 please use the following Gmail address: jbcosgrave at gmail.com

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