Who Cares If X^2+1=0 Has A Solution

Who Cares if x2+1=0 Has a Solution?
Authors: Ngo, Viet and Watson, Saleem
College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 141-144, 1998.

In this article the authors, illuminate the significance of complex numbers and how to motivate students to see this significance. The authors accomplish this task by demonstrating how complex numbers are sometimes an essential part of solving real problems. They also give examples of key pieces of information that complex numbers can reveal in a given situation and succinctly explain how complex numbers are a crucial part of our number system. (Summary submitted by Katherine Taylor, Pomona College '11).

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