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Imaginary Numbers: What the heck is it really?? How can a number be imaginary?? Well friends, let me tell you, on this Halloween Night, they are real. There are INDEED numbers which are considered imaginary. They have very special properties which do not exactly line up with what one might consider the “conventional” theory of mathematics, but is now so embedded in it, that it matches theory to a T. Quantum Mechanics cannot be described without imaginary numbers. So what are they?? Well, imagine this. What is a square root? A square root is a number which, when multiplied by itself, equals another number, it’s square. So, the square root of 4 is 2. 2 multiplied by 2 is 4. The square root of 16 is 4. 4×4 = 16. Numbers whose square roots are a whole number are referred to as perfect squares. Now, let’s consider this. Consider negative four. -4 times -4 = 16. So, the squar [...]

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Episode Info: For transcript, links and pictures, check out pwnphysics.blogspot.com

Imaginary Numbers: What the heck is it really?? How can a number be imaginary?? Well friends, let me tell you, on this Halloween Night, they are real. There are INDEED numbers which are considered imaginary. They have very special properties which do not exactly line up with what one might consider the “conventional” theory of mathematics, but is now so embedded in it, that it matches theory to a T. Quantum Mechanics cannot be described without imaginary numbers. So what are they?? Well, imagine this. What is a square root? A square root is a number which, when multiplied by itself, equals another number, it’s square. So, the square root of 4 is 2. 2 multiplied by 2 is 4. The square root of 16 is 4. 4×4 = 16. Numbers whose square roots are a whole number are referred to as perfect squares. Now, let’s consider this. Consider negative four. -4 times -4 = 16. So, the squar [...]

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