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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:08 PM
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Poll question: The square root of -1: Real or Imaginary?
Edited on Wed Apr-07-04 09:09 PM by JCCyC

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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RoadRunner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:11 PM
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1. Imaginary, of course.
Comes in real handy in electronics, 'specially when dealing with non-resistive resistors.
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phaseolus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:17 PM
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2. obligatory link to the Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imaginary_number

Descartes invented these? I forgot about that...
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Rationality Donating Member (752 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 09:45 PM
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3. Actually, it's "E"
as in error.

If you have your graphing calculator on the right mode though... it's "i."
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