List of numbers


This is a list of articles about numbers. Due to the infinitude of many sets of numbers, this list will invariably be incomplete. Hence, only particularly notable numbers will be included. Numbers may be included in the list based on their mathematical, historical or cultural notability, but all numbers have qualities which could arguably make them notable. Even the smallest "uninteresting" number is paradoxically interesting for that very property. This is known as the interesting number paradox.

The definition of what is classed as a number is rather diffuse and based on historical distinctions. For example, the pair of numbers (3,4) is commonly regarded as a number when it is in the form of a complex number (3+4i), but not when it is in the form of a vector (3,4). This list will also be categorised with the standard convention of types of numbers.

This list focuses on numbers as mathematical objects and is not a list of numerals, which are linguistic devices: nouns, adjectives, or adverbs that designate numbers. The distinction is drawn between the number five (an abstract object equal to 2+3), and the numeral five (the noun referring to the number).

Natural numbers


The natural numbers are a subset of the integers and are of historical and pedagogical value as they can be used for counting and often have ethno-cultural significance (see below). Beyond this, natural numbers are widely used as a building block for other number systems including the integers, rational numbers and real numbers. Natural numbers are those used for counting (as in "there are six (6) coins on the table") and ordering (as in "this is the third (3rd) largest city in the country"). In common language, words used for counting are "cardinal numbers" and words used for ordering are "ordinal numbers". Defined by the Peano axioms, the natural numbers form an infinitely large set.

The inclusion of 0 in the set of natural numbers is ambiguous and subject to individual definitions. In set theory and computer science, 0 is typically considered a natural number. In number theory, it usually is not. The ambiguity can be solved with the terms "non-negative integers", which includes 0, and "positive integers", which does not.

Natural numbers may be used as cardinal numbers, which may go by various names. Natural numbers may also be used as ordinal numbers.

Table of small natural numbers
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39
40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49
50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59
60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69
70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79
80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89
90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99
100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109
110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119
120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129
130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139
140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149
150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159
160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169
170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179
180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189
190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199
200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209
210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219
220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229
230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239
240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249
250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259
260 261 262 263 269
270 271 273 276 277
280 281 284 288
290 300 400 500 600 700 800 900
1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 8000 9000
10000 20000 30000 40000 50000 60000 70000 80000 90000
105 106 107 108 109 larger numbers, including 10100 and 1010100

Mathematical significance

Natural numbers may have properties specific to the individual number or may be part of a set (such as prime numbers) of numbers with a particular property.

List of mathematically significant natural numbers

Cultural or practical significance

Along with their mathematical properties, many integers have cultural significance[2] or are also notable for their use in computing and measurement. As mathematical properties (such as divisibility) can confer practical utility, there may be interplay and connections between the cultural or practical significance of an integer and its mathematical properties.

List of integers notable for their cultural meanings
  • 3, significant in Christianity as the Trinity. Also considered significant in Hinduism (Trimurti, Tridevi). Holds significance in a number of ancient mythologies.
  • 4, considered an "unlucky number" in modern China, Japan and Korea due to its audible similarity to the word "death."
  • 7, considered a "lucky" number in Western cultures.
  • 8, considered a "lucky" number in Chinese culture due to its aural similarity to the term for prosperity.
  • 12, a common grouping known as a dozen and the number of months in a year.
  • 13, considered an "unlucky" number in Western superstition. Also known as a "Baker's Dozen".
  • 18, considered a "lucky" number due to it being the value for life in Jewish numerology.
  • 42, the "answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything" in the popular 1979 science fiction work The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
  • 69, used as slang to refer to a sexual act.
  • 86, a slang term that is used in the American popular culture as a transitive verb to mean throw out or get rid of.[3]
  • 108, considered sacred by the Dharmic Religions. Approximately equal to the ratio of the distance from Earth to Sun and diameter of the Sun.
  • 420, a code-term that refers to the consumption of cannabis.
  • 666, the Number of the Beast from the Book of Revelation.
  • 786, regarded as sacred in the Muslim Abjad numerology.
  • 5040, mentioned by Plato in the Laws as one of the most important numbers for the city.
List of integers notable for their use in units, measurements and scales
  • 10, the number of digits in the decimal number system.
  • 12, the number base for measuring time in many civilizations.
  • 14, the number of days in a fortnight.
  • 16, the number of digits in the hexadecimal number system.
  • 24, number of hours in a day
  • 31, the number of days most months of the year have.
  • 60, the number base for some ancient counting systems, such as the Babylonians', and the basis for many modern measuring systems.
  • 365, the number of days in the common year.
List of integers notable in computing

Classes of natural numbers


Subsets of the natural numbers, such as the prime numbers, may be grouped into sets, for instance based on the divisibility of their members. Infinitely many such sets are possible. A list of notable classes of natural numbers may be found at classes of natural numbers.

Prime numbers

A prime number is a positive integer which has exactly two divisors: 1 and itself.

The first 100 prime numbers are:

Table of first 100 prime numbers
  2  3  5  7 11 13 17 19 23 29
 31 37 41 43 47 53 59 61 67 71
 73 79 83 89 97101103107109113
127131137139149151157163167173
179181191193197199211223227229
233239241251257263269271277281
283293307311313317331337347349
353359367373379383389397401409
419421431433439443449457461463
467479487491499503509521523541

Highly composite numbers

A highly composite number (HCN) is a positive integer with more divisors than any smaller positive integer. They are often used in geometry, grouping and time measurement.

The first 20 highly composite numbers are:

1, 2, 4, 6, 12, 24, 36, 48, 60, 120, 180, 240, 360, 720, 840, 1260, 1680, 2520, 5040, 7560

Perfect numbers

A perfect number is an integer that is the sum of its positive proper divisors (all divisors except itself).

The first 10 perfect numbers:

  1.   6
  2.   28
  3.   496
  4.   8128
  5.   33 550 336
  6.   8 589 869 056
  7.   137 438 691 328
  8.   2 305 843 008 139 952 128
  9.   2 658 455 991 569 831 744 654 692 615 953 842 176
  10.   191 561 942 608 236 107 294 793 378 084 303 638 130 997 321 548 169 216

Integers


The integers are a set of numbers commonly encountered in arithmetic and number theory. There are many subsets of the integers, including the natural numbers, prime numbers, perfect numbers, etc. Many integers are notable for their mathematical properties.

Notable integers include −1, the additive inverse of unity, and 0, the additive identity.

As with the natural numbers, the integers may also have cultural or practical significance. For instance, −40 is the equal point in the Fahrenheit and Celsius scales.

SI prefixes

One important use of integers is in orders of magnitude. A power of 10 is a number 10k, where k is an integer. For instance, with k = 0, 1, 2, 3, ..., the appropriate powers of ten are 1, 10, 100, 1000, ... Powers of ten can also be fractional: for instance, k = -3 gives 1/1000, or 0.001. This is used in scientific notation, real numbers are written in the form m × 10n. The number 394,000 is written in this form as 3.94 × 105.

Integers are used as prefixes in the SI system. A metric prefix is a unit prefix that precedes a basic unit of measure to indicate a multiple or fraction of the unit. Each prefix has a unique symbol that is prepended to the unit symbol. The prefix kilo-, for example, may be added to gram to indicate multiplication by one thousand: one kilogram is equal to one thousand grams. The prefix milli-, likewise, may be added to metre to indicate division by one thousand; one millimetre is equal to one thousandth of a metre.

Value 1000m Name
100010001Kilo
100000010002Mega
100000000010003Giga
100000000000010004Tera
100000000000000010005Peta
100000000000000000010006Exa
100000000000000000000010007Zetta
100000000000000000000000010008Yotta

Rational numbers


A rational number is any number that can be expressed as the quotient or fraction p/q of two integers, a numerator p and a non-zero denominator q.[4] Since q may be equal to 1, every integer is trivially a rational number. The set of all rational numbers, often referred to as "the rationals", the field of rationals or the field of rational numbers is usually denoted by a boldface Q (or blackboard bold , Unicode ℚ);[5] it was thus denoted in 1895 by Giuseppe Peano after quoziente, Italian for "quotient".

Rational numbers such as 0.12 can be represented in infinitely many ways, e.g. zero-point-one-two (0.12), three twenty-fifths (3/25), nine seventy-fifths (9/75), etc. This can be mitigated by representing rational numbers in a canonical form as an irreducible fraction.

A list of rational numbers is shown below. The names of fractions can be found at numeral (linguistics).

Table of notable rational numbers
Decimal expansionFraction Notability
1 1/1 One is the multiplicative identity. One is trivially a rational number, as it is equal to 1/1.
-0.083 333... +1/12 The value assigned to the series 1+2+3... by zeta function regularization and Ramanujan summation.
0.5 1/2 One half occurs commonly in mathematical equations and in real world proportions. One half appears in the formula for the area of a triangle: 1/2 × base × perpendicular height and in the formulae for figurate numbers, such as triangular numbers and pentagonal numbers.
3.142 857... 22/7 A widely used approximation for the number . It can be proven that this number exceeds .
0.166 666... 1/6 One sixth. Often appears in mathematical equations, such as in the sum of squares of the integers and in the solution to the Basel problem.

Irrational numbers


The irrational numbers are a set of numbers that includes all real numbers that are not rational numbers. The irrational numbers are categorised as algebraic numbers (which are the root of a polynomial with rational coefficients) or transcendental numbers, which are not.

Algebraic numbers

Name ExpressionDecimal expansionNotability
Golden ratio conjugate () 5 − 1/2 0.618033988749894848204586834366 Reciprocal of (and one less than) the golden ratio.
Twelfth root of two 122 1.059463094359295264561825294946 Proportion between the frequencies of adjacent semitones in the 12 tone equal temperament scale.
Cube root of two 32 1.259921049894873164767210607278 Length of the edge of a cube with volume two. See doubling the cube for the significance of this number.
Conway's constant (cannot be written as expressions involving integers and the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and the extraction of roots) 1.303577269034296391257099112153 Defined as the unique positive real root of a certain polynomial of degree 71.
Plastic number 1.324717957244746025960908854478 The unique real root of the cubic equation x3 = x + 1.
Square root of two 2 1.414213562373095048801688724210 2 = 2 sin 45° = 2 cos 45° Square root of two a.k.a. Pythagoras' constant. Ratio of diagonal to side length in a square. Proportion between the sides of paper sizes in the ISO 216 series (originally DIN 476 series).
Supergolden ratio 1.465571231876768026656731225220 The only real solution of . Also the limit to the ratio between subsequent numbers in the binary Look-and-say sequence and the Narayana's cows sequence (OEIS: A000930).
Triangular root of 2 17 − 1/2 1.561552812808830274910704927987
Golden ratio (φ) 5 + 1/2 1.618033988749894848204586834366 The larger of the two real roots of x2 = x + 1.
Square root of three 3 1.732050807568877293527446341506 3 = 2 sin 60° = 2 cos 30° . A.k.a. the measure of the fish. Length of the space diagonal of a cube with edge length 1. Altitude of an equilateral triangle with side length 2. Altitude of a regular hexagon with side length 1 and diagonal length 2.
Tribonacci constant 1.839286755214161132551852564653 Appears in the volume and coordinates of the snub cube and some related polyhedra. It satisfies the equation x + x−3 = 2.
Square root of five 5 2.236067977499789696409173668731 Length of the diagonal of a 1 × 2 rectangle.
Silver ratioS) 2 + 1 2.414213562373095048801688724210 The larger of the two real roots of x2 = 2x + 1.
Altitude of a regular octagon with side length 1.
Bronze ratio (S3) 13 + 3/2 3.302775637731994646559610633735 The larger of the two real roots of x2 = 3x + 1.

Transcendental numbers

Name Symbol

or

Formula

Decimal expansion Notes and notability
Gelfond's constant eπ 23.14069263277925...
Ramanujan's constant eπ163 262537412640768743.99999999999925...
Gaussian integral π 1.772453850905516...
Komornik–Loreti constant q 1.787231650...
Universal parabolic constant P2 2.29558714939...
Gelfond–Schneider constant 22 2.665144143...
Euler's number e 2.718281828459045235360287471352662497757247...
Pi π 3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375...
Super square-root of 2 2s 1.559610469...[6]
Liouville constant c 0.110001000000000000000001000...
Champernowne constant C10 0.12345678910111213141516...
Prouhet–Thue–Morse constant τ 0.412454033640...
Omega constant Ω 0.5671432904097838729999686622...
Cahen's constant c 0.64341054629...
Natural logarithm of 2 ln 2 0.693147180559945309417232121458
Gauss's constant G 0.8346268...
Tau 2π: τ 6.283185307179586476925286766559... The ratio of the circumference to a radius, and the number of radians in a complete circle[7][8]

Irrational but not known to be transcendental

Some numbers are known to be irrational numbers, but have not been proven to be transcendental. This differs from the algebraic numbers, which are known not to be transcendental.

Name Decimal expansion Proof of irrationality Reference of unknown transcendentality
ζ(3), also known as Apéry's constant 1.202056903159594285399738161511449990764986292 [9] [10]
Erdős–Borwein constant, E 1.606695152415291763... [11][12] [citation needed]
Copeland–Erdős constant 0.235711131719232931374143... Can be proven with Dirichlet's theorem on arithmetic progressions or Bertrand's postulate (Hardy and Wright, p. 113) or Ramare's theorem that every even integer is a sum of at most six primes. It also follows directly from its normality. [citation needed]
Prime constant, ρ 0.414682509851111660248109622... Proof of the number's irrationality is given at prime constant. [citation needed]
Reciprocal Fibonacci constant, ψ 3.359885666243177553172011302918927179688905133731... [13][14] [15]

Real numbers


The real numbers are a superset containing the algebraic and the transcendental numbers. For some numbers, it is not known whether they are algebraic or transcendental. The following list includes real numbers that have not been proved to be irrational, nor transcendental.

Real but not known to be irrational, nor transcendental

Name and symbol Decimal expansion Notes
Euler–Mascheroni constant, γ 0.577215664901532860606512090082...[16] Believed to be transcendental but not proven to be so. However, it was shown that at least one of and the Euler-Gompertz constant is transcendental.[17][18] It was also shown that all but at most one number in an infinite list containing have to be transcendental.[19][20]
Euler–Gompertz constant, δ 0.596 347 362 323 194 074 341 078 499 369...[21] It was shown that at least one of the Euler-Mascheroni constant and the Euler-Gompertz constant is transcendental.[17][18]
Catalan's constant, G 0.915965594177219015054603514932384110774... It is not known whether this number is irrational.[22]
Khinchin's constant, K0 2.685452001...[23] It is not known whether this number is irrational.[24]
1st Feigenbaum constant, δ 4.6692... Both Feigenbaum constants are believed to be transcendental, although they have not been proven to be so.[25]
2nd Feigenbaum constant, α 2.5029... Both Feigenbaum constants are believed to be transcendental, although they have not been proven to be so.[25]
Glaisher–Kinkelin constant, A 1.28242712...
Backhouse's constant 1.456074948...
Fransén–Robinson constant, F 2.8077702420...
Lévy's constant, γ 3.275822918721811159787681882...
Mills' constant, A 1.30637788386308069046... It is not known whether this number is irrational.(Finch 2003)
Ramanujan–Soldner constant, μ 1.451369234883381050283968485892027449493...
Sierpiński's constant, K 2.5849817595792532170658936...
Totient summatory constant 1.339784...[26]
Vardi's constant, E 1.264084735305...
Somos' quadratic recurrence constant, σ 1.661687949633594121296...
Niven's constant, c 1.705211...
Brun's constant, B2 1.902160583104... The irrationality of this number would be a consequence of the truth of the infinitude of twin primes.
Landau's totient constant 1.943596...[27]
Brun's constant for prime quadruplets, B4 0.8705883800...
Viswanath's constant, σ(1) 1.1319882487943...
Khinchin–Lévy constant 1.1865691104...[28] This number represents the probability that three random numbers have no common factor greater than 1.[29]
Landau–Ramanujan constant 0.76422365358922066299069873125...
C(1) 0.77989340037682282947420641365...
Z(1) −0.736305462867317734677899828925614672...
Heath-Brown–Moroz constant, C 0.001317641...
Kepler–Bouwkamp constant 0.1149420448...
MRB constant 0.187859... It is not known whether this number is irrational.
Meissel–Mertens constant, M 0.2614972128476427837554268386086958590516...
Bernstein's constant, β 0.2801694990...
Gauss–Kuzmin–Wirsing constant, λ1 0.3036630029...[30]
Hafner–Sarnak–McCurley constant 0.3532363719...
Artin's constant 0.3739558136...
S(1) 0.438259147390354766076756696625152...
F(1) 0.538079506912768419136387420407556...
Stephens' constant 0.575959...[31]
Golomb–Dickman constant, λ 0.62432998854355087099293638310083724...
Twin prime constant, C2 0.660161815846869573927812110014...
Feller–Tornier constant 0.661317...[32]
Laplace limit, ε 0.6627434193...[33]
Embree–Trefethen constant 0.70258...

Numbers not known with high precision

Some real numbers, including transcendental numbers, are not known with high precision.

Hypercomplex numbers


Hypercomplex number is a term for an element of a unital algebra over the field of real numbers.

Algebraic complex numbers

Other hypercomplex numbers

Transfinite numbers


Transfinite numbers are numbers that are "infinite" in the sense that they are larger than all finite numbers, yet not necessarily absolutely infinite.

Numbers representing physical quantities


Physical quantities that appear in the universe are often described using physical constants.

Numbers without specific values


Many languages have words expressing indefinite and fictitious numbers—inexact terms of indefinite size, used for comic effect, for exaggeration, as placeholder names, or when precision is unnecessary or undesirable. One technical term for such words is "non-numerical vague quantifier".[43] Such words designed to indicate large quantities can be called "indefinite hyperbolic numerals".[44]

Named numbers


See also


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Further reading


  • Kingdom of Infinite Number: A Field Guide by Bryan Bunch, W.H. Freeman & Company, 2001. ISBN 0-7167-4447-3