Imaginary numbers was probably the most bull**** thing...

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Colonel J

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02-01-2013

I have ever been forced to learn by the public school system. Sure it was a section or two of learning, but it's bull****.

Can you imagine a point in learning imaginary physics if it ever existed?

It's ****in' imaginary. It can't exist. What's the damn point in learning it?


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Kodoku

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02-01-2013

... not sure if srs.

Complex analysis is absolutely essential in physics.


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NickPham

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02-01-2013

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I have ever been forced to learn by the public school system. Sure it was a section or two of learning, but it's bull****.

Can you imagine a point in learning imaginary physics if it ever existed?

It's ****in' imaginary. It can't exist. What's the damn point in learning it?
A huge amount of the calculations involved in getting us this far technologically involves complex numbers.


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Quision

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02-01-2013

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A huge amount of the calculations involved in getting us this far technologically involves complex numbers.
Not debating but example?


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lukertin

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02-01-2013

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Not debating but example?
Basically every advance in electro-magnetism, for starters.


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RiotDerivative

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02-01-2013
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... not sure if srs.

Complex analysis is absolutely essential in physics.
This, and engineering (well, based on physics). I really enjoyed complex numbers and complex analysis but I have absolutely no use for it anymore.

The way that it is taught makes it sound like it is "another number system." It really isn't, it's just that we focus on real numbers which are a subset of complex numbers.

Also, they should not be called "imaginary" numbers. That makes it sound like they mean nothing; they don't exist. They do exist, just not in the narrow-minded field of reals.

Perhaps a lot of age old questions that can't be answered in the reals will someday be answered in the complex field.


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Gigadunker

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02-01-2013

Screw imaginary numbers! They aint real like real numbers


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SlayerZ

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02-01-2013

this guy obviously never plans on going into the engineering field lol


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MajorSwain

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02-01-2013

Read Calvin and Hobbes, they can inform you about imaginary numbers.


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02-01-2013

It really depends on what field of engineering. But imaginary numbers are useful if you want to represent an oscillating system. Like AC electricity, springs, oceans, etc.


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