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(mathematics) a number of the form a+bi where a and b are real numbers and i is the square root of -1

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For instance, by extending the solution space of Equation (2) to now include complex numbers, it is evident that the original x-y plot in the Cartesian plane is merely a two-dimensional 'slice' of a much more general three-dimensional surface.
Summation and multiplication of two dual numbers are defined as similar to the complex numbers.
Unit 3, Topic 1 Complex Numbers) such as the Victorian VCE (Specialist Mathematics, 2010), HSC in NSW (Mathematics Extension in NSW, 1997) or Queensland QCE (Mathematics C, 2009) will be familiar with de Moivre's theorem and its applications to complex numbers, especially raising a complex number to a power.
The mathematics is simple algebra and the arithmetic of complex numbers, so the treatment should be accessible to a wide range of engineers and scientists.
UK) offer concise reviews of algebra, complex numbers, differential calculus, integral calculus, differential equations, matrices, vectors and other mathematical concepts while using instructions that integrate and encourage the use of calculators, computer programs and even a pencil and paper.
kappa]](n) is the k-power complement number of any positive number n, and [alpha], [beta] are two complex numbers with Re([alpha]) [greater than or equal to] 1; Re([beta]) [greater than or equal to] 1.
The succeeding chapters then progress through The Natural Numbers, The Positive Rational Numbers, The Real Numbers and Complex Numbers.
Addressing readers with both a general and scholarly interest in mathematics, Nahin weaves into this narrative entertaining historical facts, mathematical discussions, and the application of complex numbers and functions to important problems, such as Kepler's laws of planetary motion and AC electrical circuits.
Among the topics are straight lines in engineering, quadratic equations, complex numbers, derivatives, and integrals.
Moreover, the "unceremonious" use here of the Argand diagram may well pave the way, in future, to a more informal approach to the mystery and mysticism of "imaginary" and/or complex numbers.
He introduces the basic number systems of mathematics: natural numbers, integers, rational numbers, real numbers, and complex numbers.
For any positive integer n and any complex numbers a, d,
How often do we find in introductory paragraphs to complex numbers that [i.
The new formula looks like the original Descartes equation for four mutually tangent circles, provided the coordinates of the centers are expressed as so-called complex numbers.