@inbook{10.4169/j.ctt13x0ng0.9,
URL = {http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.4169/j.ctt13x0ng0.9},
abstract = {It’s hard to believe that it was not until 1844 that transcendental numbers were known to exist! But first, a few definitions.Arational numberis one that can written asa/b, whereaandbare integers. In decimal form, rational numbers either terminate (1/4 = .25) or they have a pattern of consecutive digits that repeat endlessly (1/7 = .142857 142857 142857 …).Anirrational numberis one that cannot be expressed asa/bwhereaandbare integers. In decimal form, it never ends, and it has no pattern of consecutive digits that keep repeating.An},
author = {Martin Gardner},
booktitle = {Martin Gardner in the Twenty-First Century},
edition = {1},
pages = {37--38},
publisher = {Mathematical Association of America},
title = {Transcendentals and Early Birds},
year = {2012}
}