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The Joy of the Imaginary Number i

Lecture no. 14 from the course: The Joy of Mathematics

The Joy of the Imaginary Number i

Taught by Professor Arthur T. Benjamin | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Mathematics Courses

Could the apparently nonsensical number the square root of –1 be of any use? Very much so, as this lecture shows. Such imaginary and complex numbers play an indispensable role in physics and other fields, and are easier to understand than they appear.


December 22, 2016