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Proof of the Lindemann-Weierstrass Theorem

  1. Apr 13, 2014 #1
    I am wanting to find a good proof of the Lindemann-Weierstrass Theorem.

    Most importantly I need the part that states that eα is transcendental where α ≠ 0 is algebraic.

    What are good online resources or books for the proof?

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  3. Apr 14, 2014 #2


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    Ivan Niven has a nice little book called "Irrational Numbers" which contains a relatively elementary proof. There is also a proof in Jacobson's "Basic Algebra I," but it uses more algebraic machinery.
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