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The Resource An imaginary tale : the story of [the square root of minus one], Paul J. Nahin

An imaginary tale : the story of [the square root of minus one], Paul J. Nahin

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An imaginary tale : the story of [the square root of minus one]
Title
An imaginary tale
Title remainder
the story of [the square root of minus one]
Statement of responsibility
Paul J. Nahin
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Language
eng
Summary
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N$T
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton science library
Summary expansion
Complex numbers have such widespread practical use. This title tells the 2000-year-old history of one of mathematics' most elusive numbers, the square root of minus one, also known as i. It offers an account of mathematical discussions, and the application of complex numbers and functions to important problems
An imaginary tale : the story of [the square root of minus one], Paul J. Nahin
Label
An imaginary tale : the story of [the square root of minus one], Paul J. Nahin
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt7sxsj
Publication
Note
  • On t.p. "[the square root of minus one]" appears as a radical over "-1."
  • Originally published: 1998
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ch. 5.
  • More uses of complex numbers
  • ch. 6.
  • Wizard mathematics
  • ch. 7.
  • Nineteenth century, cauchy, and the beginning of complex function theory
  • ch. 1.
  • Puzzles of imaginary numbers
  • ch. 2.
  • First try at understanding the geometry of (the square root of minus one)
  • ch. 3.
  • Puzzles start to clear
  • ch. 4.
  • Using complex numbers
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Edition
1st Princeton science library ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 267 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400833894
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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