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Euler's Formula for Complex NumbersHad a go at explaining Euler's Formula for Complex Numbers "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #2 20130723 17:07:57
Re: Euler's Formula for Complex Numbershi MathsIsFun, You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei #3 20130723 17:39:37
Re: Euler's Formula for Complex NumbersHi MIF; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #4 20130723 17:50:03
Re: Euler's Formula for Complex Numbers
That would be a nice reason, but I believe "imaginary" was used to ridicule them, until they found the complex realm was a hidden truth behind many things. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #5 20130723 17:55:21
Re: Euler's Formula for Complex NumbersHi;
Interesting! In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. 