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OT: -1 (was Has anyone made a real conlang?)

From:Stone Gordonssen <stonegordonssen@...>
Date:Tuesday, April 22, 2003, 14:07
>And what, pray tell, is the purpose of these beasts? What problem can't be >solved with real numbers that it requires us to take the >sqrt of -1?
Several physics and mechanics problems in quantum mechanics. Though, even as a math/comp.sci major, I've never felt at ease with imaginary numbers - I keep thinking that if we have to make up such numbers, there's something wrong in our reasoning or premes from the start. _________________________________________________________________ The new MSN 8: smart spam protection and 2 months FREE*


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