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Imaginary Tale

The Story of I

Imaginary Tale( )
Author: Nahin, Paul J.
Series title:Princeton Science Library
Publication Date:Jan 2010
Publisher:Princeton University Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $21.00
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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 to solve...
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