From: D. F. Siemens, Jr. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Mar 08 2003 - 18:31:01 EST
On Sat, 08 Mar 2003 18:14:42 -0500 George Murphy <email@example.com>
> D. F. Siemens, Jr. wrote:
> Would the omniscient deity provide a crude
> approximation to a
> > value which he must know to be transcendental? I would certainly
> be more
> > impressed if there were the first sequence of a string of
> > decimals: something like 0.3, 0.142857, 0.1, 0.09, ..., or a
> variant with
> > a different base. For example, 1/3 in base 7 comes out 0.222...
> Or the first few terms of a series for pi or e.
What would a Babylonian or Egyptian notation for such a series be? Or
what kind of transliteration scheme will present the series in ancient
Hebrew? Do you suppose Vernon can locate a candidate?
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