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If maths is based on set rules and logic, how can there be an imaginary number?

Guest Oct 27, 2014

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If you read Isaac Asimov's essay, "The Imaginary That Isn't," he demonstrates that an "imaginary" number isn't any more "imaginary" than any other number!!!  (He does so with great humor, too!!).....all of Asimov's essays on mathematics are excellent...and easy to understand....I highly recommend any of them !!!!

(Asimov even demonstrates that there is no such thing as a "half a piece of chalk!!"

CPhill  Oct 27, 2014
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If you read Isaac Asimov's essay, "The Imaginary That Isn't," he demonstrates that an "imaginary" number isn't any more "imaginary" than any other number!!!  (He does so with great humor, too!!).....all of Asimov's essays on mathematics are excellent...and easy to understand....I highly recommend any of them !!!!

(Asimov even demonstrates that there is no such thing as a "half a piece of chalk!!"

CPhill  Oct 27, 2014
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Thanks for that info CPhill.  Maybe I should hunt down some of these essays.  

Melody  Oct 27, 2014

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