I for Imaginary numbers

I for Imaginary numbers This paper surveys the history of complex numbers from their initial discovery to their complete acceptance and their use in contemporary physics and mathematics. The initial rejection of these new numbers by figures as important as Leibniz and Cauchy is what strikes us most and makes us reflect on how distrust, by even competent people, sometimes delays the adoption of important and valuable content. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Lettera Matematica Springer Journals

I for Imaginary numbers

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Publisher
Springer Milan
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Centro P.RI.ST.EM, Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi
Subject
Mathematics; Mathematics, general; Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics; Mathematical Methods in Physics; Applications of Mathematics; History of Mathematical Sciences; History of Science
ISSN
2281-6917
eISSN
2281-5937
D.O.I.
10.1007/s40329-017-0172-6
Publisher site
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Abstract

This paper surveys the history of complex numbers from their initial discovery to their complete acceptance and their use in contemporary physics and mathematics. The initial rejection of these new numbers by figures as important as Leibniz and Cauchy is what strikes us most and makes us reflect on how distrust, by even competent people, sometimes delays the adoption of important and valuable content.

Journal

Lettera MatematicaSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 21, 2017

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