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A number is a mathematical object used to count, measure, and label. The original examples ... For example, in Western society the number 13 is regarded as unlucky, and "a ... Today, number sys...

Electricity and Complex Numbers - RegentsPrep

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Surprise! Complex numbers are not just a "math oddity" that only we crazy mathematicians enjoy. Since complex numbers provide a system for finding the roots ...

High School Imaginary/Complex Numbers - Math Forum

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Complex Numbers: Graphing Functions with Imaginary Numbers [01/21/2003]: How can ... of complex numbers, like the square root of negative one, in our society today. ... Complex Numbers [3/18/1996]: Why are complex numbers important?

The Reference Frame: Why complex numbers are fundamental in ...

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Aug 31, 2010 ... Complex numbers are fundamental for all predictions in modern science. .... A way to see why such things are useful is to imagine that the ..... scientific association and journal in 1837 by the Duke of Clarence, Ernest Augustus ...

101 uses of a quadratic equation: Part II | plus.maths.org

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Truly, quadratic equations lie at the heart of modern communications. ... A very important application is to find the stopping distance of a car travelling at a given ..... Using a combination of real and imaginary numbers, known as complex ...

Why can a complex number be used in Physics? : askscience - Reddit

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Mar 24, 2016 ... I'm currently trying to understand how to use complex numbers and with that how to calculate with i. ... It's a bad name, but used for historical reasons. ... Math itself exists just in our thinking, but not in reality. ..... Hammers (I presume) have been used in numerous independent societies throughout history...

Full Value of Pi Weighed by UAlbany Mathematician - University at ...

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Q: Why is Pi so important in math? ... an appearance in many other areas of mathematics, such as complex numbers (obtained by ... Q: How is Pi relevant to society today? A: The calculations mentioned above are important for such fields as ...

The Magic of Complex Numbers - Communications and signal ...

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The notion of complex number is intimately related to the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra ... The human idea of 'number' has evolved together with human society. ... N) are straightforward to accept, and they have been used for counting in many ... mathematicians were working on what is today known as the Fundamental ...

Nahin, P.J.: An Imaginary Tale: The Story of √-1. (eBook and ...

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Description of the book An Imaginary Tale: The Story of √-1 by Nahin, P.J., ... for Best Professional/Scholarly Book in Mathematics, Association of American Publishers ... Today complex numbers have such widespread practical use--from electrical ... On such occasions, it would be most useful to have a copy of Paul Nahin's ...

Imaginary Numbers are Real | Galileo's Pendulum

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Jun 9, 2012 ... Imaginary and complex numbers are handicapped by the name we gave them. ... made up, perhaps not useful; "complex" similarly seems to argue the numbers are too hard to use. ... In fact, today is the birthday of mathematician Caspar Wessel who characterized the complex plane. .... Science and Society.

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Math Forum - Ask Dr. Math Archives: Imaginary Numbers in Real Life

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Imaginary Numbers in Real Life, a selection of answers from the Dr. Math archives: Applications of Imaginary Numbers: Where are imaginary numbers used today in real life, as in the work force or other areas that ... Why are they so important?

What use are imaginary numbers in the real world? Do they have ...

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All numbers are imaginary (even "zero" was contentious once). ... using matrix representations for objects that square to -1 (such objects representing an important part of the structure of ... They will tell you most of our technology depends on it.

Q: What the heck are imaginary numbers, how are they useful, and ...

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Dec 23, 2009 ... Sure, numbers (complex or otherwise) exist as concepts in our brains, but no numbers ever appear in the physical world. We can see 3 cats, ...