Algebraic Numbers
Real numbers that
can occur as roots of polynomial equations that have integer coefficients.
For example, all
rational numbers are
algebraic. So are all surds such
as , as well as numbers built from surds such as .
Note: Real numbers which are not algebraic
are known as transcendental
numbers.
See
also
Irrational
numbers, natural numbers, whole
numbers,
imaginary numbers, complex numbers
