Delian Constant

The number 2^(1/3)=RadicalBox[2, 3] (the cube root of 2) which is to be constructed in the cube duplication problem. This number is not a Euclidean number although it is an algebraic number of third degree.

It has decimal digits 1.25992104989... (OEIS A002580).

Its continued fraction is [1, 3, 1, 5, 1, 1, 4, 1, 1, 8, 1, 14, 1, ...] (OEIS A002945).

See also

Cube, Cube Duplication, Cube Root, Geometric Construction, Geometric Problems of Antiquity, Pythagoras's Constant

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