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Author Nahin, Paul J.

Title An imaginary tale : the story of [the square root of minus one] / Paul J. Nahin.

Imprint Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c1998.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  515.9 N141i    ---  Available
Description xvi, 257 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Note On t.p. "[the square root of minus one]" appears as a radical over "-1".
Includes indexes.
Contents Puzzles of imaginary numbers -- First try at understanding the geometry of (the square root of minus one) -- Puzzles start to clear -- Using complex numbers -- More uses of complex numbers -- Wizard mathematics -- Nineteenth century, cauchy, and the beginning of complex function theory.
Subject Numbers, Complex.
Added Title Story of [the square root of minus one]
Story of [square root] -1
ISBN 0691027951 (acid-free paper)

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