complex number

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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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Our proposition is that considering equation (30) has imaginary plane wave, therefore it could be expected to provided "physical mechanism" of quantum interaction, in the same sense of equation (14).
For an infinitesimal imaginary plane in a flow system, the area stretch of the plane is determined by the following equation (42):
A Hubble image of 1987A (see photo), taken in August and released last week, shows the supernova core surrounded by a ring of glowing gas tilted 47[degrees] from an imaginary plane cutting through the Earth and the stellar core.
Using a set of data points and an algorithm called "least squares(*)," they draw an imaginary plane that would actually lie somewhere under the contact or tangent plane of that part if it were lying on a surface plate.
In practice, it involves shining a laser beam into the eye and focusing it on an imaginary plane near the top of the optic nerve head.
Army jawans used state of the art technology and modern weapons and targeted the enemys imaginary planes successfully which had intruded into Pakistan air space.