Linked Questions

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Is it ever $i$ time?

I am asking this question as a response to reading two different questions: Is it ever Pi time? and Are complex number real? So I ask, is it ever $i$ time? Could we arbitrarily define time as ...
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4answers
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Regarding uses of $i$ (square root of $-1$) [duplicate]

Are there any uses of 'square root of $-1$' in practical life ; like in Physics ?
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A polynomial intersecting the x-axis while not intersecting the x-axis?(Complex Numbers) [duplicate]

I know three questions (that gained momentum) that have been posted asking a question which seems the same, but answers to none of them answer the following very well. Please jump to point 2 & 3 ...
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Group operation is well defined

One of the most common manipulations performed when working with group equations is left or right multiplication, i.e. if you have a group $G$ with $a,b,c \in G$ and you have something of the form $a =...
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2answers
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Imaginary Numbers

I imagine there have been many questions about imaginary numbers, so if I am asking a question already answered my apologies. I understand that it is perfectly correct to create new number systems ...
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6answers
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If $|z|=\sqrt{a^2+b^2}$, then what is $z$?

Perhaps I’m having some difficulty understanding the complex plane. Say you have a complex number $z=a+bi$, where $a$ is the real part and $b$ is the imaginary part. Why do you plot the real part on ...
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What exactly is the complex plane, and how is it useful?

A lot of functions are defined on the complex plane, like the Gamma function: the Lambert W function, etc. But I have no idea about what the complex plane means and how it's useful, or just how ...
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The meaning of i [duplicate]

Can someone kind explain the mathematical quantity i to me (which is the square root of -1)? Just to be clear, I'm not actually trying to understand i per se, I'm just trying to understand how it can ...
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Are real numbers a subset of the complex numbers? [duplicate]

I am having an argument with a friend. I think that in a sense, the answer is no. My reasoning is that in linear algebra, a vector $(a, b)$ is not the same as a vector $(a, b, 0)$ because the first ...
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Two fractions in $R[\frac{1}{x}]$ are equal iff $(\exists n\ge 0)(x^n\cdot ax^i=x^n\cdot bx^j)$

Given a ring $R$ and an element $x\in R$, we can adjoint the inverse of $x$ by ring extension $R[\frac{1}{x}]=R[x,y]/\langle xy-1\rangle$, so any elements in $R[\frac{1}{x}]$ is of form $\frac{a}{x^i}$...
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Reference on polynomial equation that demonstrates the history of complex numbers

Pardon my ignorance and lack of thorough understanding, but I am missing a piece of the puzzle when it comes to complex numbers and can't seem to find an answer. I have been trying to understand ...
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Multiplication Operation in Complex Numbers (Introduction)?

I just started a book on Complex Variables and there is something I cannot grasp: The product of $z_1z_2$ is defined as follows: $z_1 = (x_1,y_1)$ and $z_2 = (x_2,y_2)$ Now how did they manage to ...

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