### Computational classification of numbers and algebraic properties, by Robert M. Beals and Dinesh S. Thakur

This paper has appeared in IMRN 15 (1998), 799-818, and so the dvi version
has been removed.
We propose a computational classification of finite characteristic numbers
(Laurent series with coefficients in a finite field) and prove that some
classes have good algebraic properties. This provides tools for finer study
of transcendence and algebraic independence questions. Using them, we place
some well-known transcendental numbers occurring in number theory in the
computational hierarchy.

Robert M. Beals <beals@math.arizona.edu>
Dinesh S. Thakur <thakur@math.arizona.edu>