An Alternative Proof of the Lindemann-Weierstrass Theorem

  • F. Beukers
  • J. P. Bézivin
  • P. Robba


In December 1987 J. P. Bézivin and Ph. Robba found a new proof of the Lindemann-Weierstrass theorem as a by-product of their criterion of rationality for solutions of differential equations. Let us recall the Lindemann-Weierstrass theorem, to which we shall refer as LW from now on.


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  • F. Beukers
  • J. P. Bézivin
  • P. Robba

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