# Hermite-Lindemann-Weierstrass Theorem

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## Theorem

Let $a_1, \cdots, a_n$ be algebraic numbers (possibly complex) that are linearly independent over the rational numbers $\Q$.

Then:

- $e^{a_1}, \cdots, e^{a_n}$ are algebraically independent.

where $e$ is Euler's number.

### Weaker

Let $a$ be a non-zero algebraic number (possibly complex).

Then:

- $e^a$ is transcendental

where $e$ is Euler's number.

## Proof

## Also known as

Also known as:

- The
**Lindemann-Weierstrass Theorem** - The
**Hermite-Lindemann Theorem**

## Source of Name

This entry was named for Charles Hermite, Carl Louis Ferdinand von Lindemann and Karl Theodor Wilhelm Weierstrass.