An Imaginary Tale: The Story of i [the square root of minus one] (Princeton Library Science Edition)

An Imaginary Tale: The Story of i [the square root of minus one] (Princeton Library Science Edition)

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Today complex numbers have such widespread practical use--from electrical engineering to aeronautics--that few people would expect the story behind their derivation to be filled with adventure and enigma. In An Imaginary Tale, Paul Nahin tells the 2000-year-old history of one of mathematics' most elusive numbers, the square root of minus one, also known as i. He recreates the baffling mathematical problems that conjured it up, and the colorful characters who tried… (more)

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Publisher: Princeton University Press (February 22, 2010)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 296 pages

File size: 6.6 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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