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Introduction of Complex Numbers

Introduction of Complex Numbers

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A brief history of numbers

In class we discussed the evolution of mathematics over time, we hit on these topics:

  1. Beginnings of counting numbers (agricultural)
  2. Geometric interpretation of math
  3. Rational Numbers
  4. Irrational Numbers
  5. Dislike of Negative Numbers
  6. Academic duels in the 16th century
  7. The roles of 4 mathematicians in the solution of the cubic
  • Ferro
  • Fiore
  • Tartaglia
  • Cardano

Assignment Document

We discussed this in class. Homework was assigned as #1 and #5 from this document.