
Re: Why do we need those real nonconstructible numbers?
Posted:
Nov 8, 2017 7:55 AM


Am Mittwoch, 8. November 2017 13:35:45 UTC+1 schrieb John Gabriel:
> **** A number is the measure of a magnitude (using an established unit) **** > > If any magnitude cannot be measured by another, then there is NO number that describes it. > > Incommensurable magnitudes CANNOT be measured in ANY base.
Incommensurable means not simultaneously measurable with one and the same meter stick. > > There is no such thing as an "irrational base". Chuckle. > If you construct the diagonal of a unit square you have constructed sqrt2. If you draw a unit circle you have contsructed pi.
Regards, WM

