Tale of an Imaginary Number

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Tale of an Imaginary Number
« on: April 26, 2012, 04:23:48 PM »
     In our college mathematics probably we all have learned about the imaginary number i. We were simply introduced i as a number.
Is it a number?
What kind of number is i ?
Where does the name imaginary come from?
Is it really an imaginary number? If yes then how did this number get involved into the real mathematics?
Can imaginary number do the same thing or different thing as real number do or more?
British mathematical physicist Roger Penrose calls i magic number. What is magical about i?

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Senior Lecturer (Mathematics)
Department of Natural Sciences,
Daffodil International University,
Faculty of Science and Information Technology.