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.
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