Mathematika

Research Article

Linear forms in the logarithms of algebraic numbers (II)

A. Bakera1

a1 Trinity College, Cambridge.

It was proved in a recent paper† that if au α1, …, αn denote non-zero algebraic numbers and if‡ logαn, …, log αn and and 2πi are linearly independent over the rationals then log α1, …, log αn are linearly independent over the field of all algebraic numbers. Further it was shown that if α1 …, αn are positive real algebraic numbers other than 1 and if β1, …, βn denote real algebraic numbers with 1, β1 …, βn linearly independent over the rationals then is transcendental.

(Received March 21 1967)