transcendental element

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transcendental element

[¦tran‚sen¦dent·əl ′el·ə·mənt]
(mathematics)
An element of a field K is transcendental relative to a subfield F if it satisfies no polynomial whose coefficients come from F.
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Now we will show how it is possible in some cases to compute the approximation exponent for an algebraic element, without knowing the whole continued fraction.
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