Imagine All The Numbers

5 Apr

Complex does not mean complicated. A complex number is a combination of a real number and an imaginary number. Real numbers are basically any number you can think of and imaginary numbers when squared give you a negative result.

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Ex) Add 3+5i and 4-3i

(3 + 5i) + (4 − 3i)
= 3 + 4 + (5 − 3)i
= 7 + 2i

An electromagnetic field, for example, requires imaginary numbers to measure because the strength of the field is determined by both electrical and magnetic components that must be combined into a single complex imaginary number to get an accurate measurement. Is my example helpful?

 

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