Where Transcendental Numbers Hide in Everyday Math | Quanta Magazine

The transcendental number π is as familiar as it is ubiquitous, but how does Euler’s number e transcend the ordinary?

**Hasnain says:**

This was an interesting mathematical read.

(from 2018)

“Seven years ago a different pair of researchers imagined that it might be possible to use such polynomial techniques to segregate autonomous cars from places they shouldn’t go. But at the time, computational speed made the idea a pipe dream.

Ahmadi and Majumdar’s new approach provides a way for carrying out such rapid-fire calculations. So, if and when self-driving cars are able to navigate the world safely, we’ll have Google and Tesla to thank — and also David Hilbert.”