Things of Math: Structures

Complex Numbers

Complex numbers are a blending of the idea of number (that can be added and multiplied) with the idea of a 2-D vector space. Amazingly enough, these two ideas fit together beautifully, producing structures that simplify a vast number of mathematical (and physical) descriptions.


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Last revision 2. September, 2005.