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Topic: algebraic numbers
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Re: algebraic numbers
Posted: Dec 30, 2009 4:14 AM
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"Andre Hautot" <> ha scritto nel messaggio
> x= Sqrt[2] + Sqrt[3] + Sqrt[5] is an algebraic number
> MinimalPolynomial[Sqrt[2] + Sqrt[3] + Sqrt[5], x]
> returns the polynomial : 576 - 960 x^2 + 352 x^4 - 40 x^6 + x^8 as
> expected
> Now suppose we only know the N first figures of x (N large enough), say
> : N[x,50] = 5.3823323474417620387383087344468466809530954887989
> is it possible to recognize x as a probably algebraic number and to
> deduce its minimal polynomial ?

I have the impression that in your case the MinimalPolynomial is simply

If you add a figure to N, let say ......9891, you will get a different

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