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Dr. Euler's Fabulous Formula by Paul J. Nahin

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Chapter 1

Complex Numbers

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1.1 The “mystery” of image.

Many years ago a distinguished mathematician wrote the following words, words that may strike some readers as somewhat surprising:

I met a man recently who told me that, so far from believing in the square root of minus one, he did not even believe in minus one. This is at any rate a consistent attitude. There are certainly many people who regard as something perfectly obvious, but jib at . This is ...

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