# Thread: transcendence degree

1. ## transcendence degree

Prove that tr.deg( $\mathbb{C}$/ $\mathbb{Q}$)= $\infty$.
What is the cardinality of the transcendence base?

2. What are your thoughts thus far?

This might get you going: Recall that the set of complex numbers that are algebraic over Q is countable. Hence there exists a complex number z_1, which is not algebraic over Q. However, there are still only a countable number of elements in C that are algebraic over Q(z_1).

You also need to recall that a countable union of countable sets is itself a countable set.

Feel free to ask, if you have specific questions to my response.