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An imaginary tale : the story of [the square root of minus one], Paul J. Nahin ; with a new preafce by the author
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 Summary
 In An Imaginary Tale, Paul Nahin tells the 2000yearold history of one of mathematics' most elusive numbers, the square root of minus one, also known as i, recreating the baffling mathematical problems that conjured it up and the colorful characters who tried to solve them. 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
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 xxiv, 267 p.
 Note

 On t.p. "[the square root of minus one]" appears as a radical over "1"
 Includes index
 Contents

 Ch. 1. The Puzzles of Imaginary Numbers
 Ch. 2. A First Try at Understanding the Geometry of [the square root of] 1
 Ch. 3. The Puzzles Start to Clear
 Ch. 4. Using Complex Numbers
 Ch. 5. More Uses of Complex Numbers
 Ch. 6. Wizard Mathematics
 Ch. 7. The Nineteenth Century, Cauchy, and the Beginning of Complex Function Theory
 App. A. The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra
 App. B. The Complex Roots of a Transcendental Equation
 App. C. ([the square root of] 1)[superscript [square root of] 1] to 135 Decimal Places, and How It Was Computed
 Isbn
 9780691127989
 Label
 An imaginary tale : the story of [the square root of minus one]
 Title
 An imaginary tale
 Title remainder
 the story of [the square root of minus one]
 Statement of responsibility
 Paul J. Nahin ; with a new preafce by the author
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 In An Imaginary Tale, Paul Nahin tells the 2000yearold history of one of mathematics' most elusive numbers, the square root of minus one, also known as i, recreating the baffling mathematical problems that conjured it up and the colorful characters who tried to solve them. 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
 Cataloging source
 UKM
 http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
 Nahin, Paul J
 Dewey number
 512
 Illustrations
 illustrations
 Index
 index present
 Literary form
 non fiction
 http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
 Numbers, Complex
 Label
 An imaginary tale : the story of [the square root of minus one], Paul J. Nahin ; with a new preafce by the author
 Note

 On t.p. "[the square root of minus one]" appears as a radical over "1"
 Includes index
 Contents
 Ch. 1. The Puzzles of Imaginary Numbers  Ch. 2. A First Try at Understanding the Geometry of [the square root of] 1  Ch. 3. The Puzzles Start to Clear  Ch. 4. Using Complex Numbers  Ch. 5. More Uses of Complex Numbers  Ch. 6. Wizard Mathematics  Ch. 7. The Nineteenth Century, Cauchy, and the Beginning of Complex Function Theory  App. A. The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra  App. B. The Complex Roots of a Transcendental Equation  App. C. ([the square root of] 1)[superscript [square root of] 1] to 135 Decimal Places, and How It Was Computed
 Control code
 000042562810
 Dimensions
 24 cm.
 Extent
 xxiv, 267 p.
 Isbn
 9780691127989
 Isbn Type
 (pbk.)
 Other physical details
 ill.
 Label
 An imaginary tale : the story of [the square root of minus one], Paul J. Nahin ; with a new preafce by the author
 Note

 On t.p. "[the square root of minus one]" appears as a radical over "1"
 Includes index
 Contents
 Ch. 1. The Puzzles of Imaginary Numbers  Ch. 2. A First Try at Understanding the Geometry of [the square root of] 1  Ch. 3. The Puzzles Start to Clear  Ch. 4. Using Complex Numbers  Ch. 5. More Uses of Complex Numbers  Ch. 6. Wizard Mathematics  Ch. 7. The Nineteenth Century, Cauchy, and the Beginning of Complex Function Theory  App. A. The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra  App. B. The Complex Roots of a Transcendental Equation  App. C. ([the square root of] 1)[superscript [square root of] 1] to 135 Decimal Places, and How It Was Computed
 Control code
 000042562810
 Dimensions
 24 cm.
 Extent
 xxiv, 267 p.
 Isbn
 9780691127989
 Isbn Type
 (pbk.)
 Other physical details
 ill.
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