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

Other titles
  • Story of [the square root of minus one]
  • Story of [square root] -1
  • Story of [the square root of minus one].
Edition
  • 1st Princeton science library ed.
Published
  • Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press 2010
Physical description
1 online resource (xxiv, 267 pages) : illustrations.
ISBN
  • 9781400833894
  • 1400833892
  • 9780691146003
  • 0691146004
Notes
  • On t.p. "[the square root of minus one]" appears as a radical over "-1."
  • Originally published: 1998.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. [New York]: JSTOR, [2019]. Available as JPEG images or in PDF format. Description based on contents viewed 10 January 2020.
  • Print version record.
Contents
  • 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 -- ch. 5. More uses of complex numbers -- ch. 6. Wizard mathematics -- ch. 7. Nineteenth century, cauchy, and the beginning of complex function theory.
Related item
  • Print version:: Nahin, Paul J. Imaginary tale. 1st Princeton science library ed. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2010 ; ISBN: 9780691146003
  • http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/prin021/97052082.html
Genre
  • Electronic books.
  • text
Language
  • English
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Summary

  • Annotation ; 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.

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