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An Imaginary Tale:
The Story of i [the square root of minus one]
Paul J. Nahin
With a new preface by the author

Book Description | Reviews

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction3
Ch. 1The Puzzles of Imaginary Numbers8
Ch. 2A First Try at Understanding the Geometry of [the square root of] -131
Ch. 3The Puzzles Start to Clear48
Ch. 4Using Complex Numbers84
Ch. 5More Uses of Complex Numbers105
Ch. 6Wizard Mathematics142
Ch. 7The Nineteenth Century, Cauchy, and the Beginning of Complex Function Theory187
App. AThe Fundamental Theorem of Algebra227
App. BThe Complex Roots of a Transcendental Equation230
App. C([the square root of] -1)[superscript [square root of] -1] to 135 Decimal Places, and How It Was Computed235
Notes239
Name Index251
Subject Index255
Acknowledgments259

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