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digg lead me to a site which lead me to a site which lead me to tumblogs which lead me to a tumblog aggregator which had that on the front page on a page of like 50 small boxes. i recognized the art, clicked and saw that blog!
then i clicked like 3 other links and ended up on that awesome video.
I've spent the last hour wracking my brains trying to figure out if this is true or not, but it relies on too many undefined operations. I keep hitting inconsistencies. Suffice it to say, I don't think it works.
I've spent the last hour wracking my brains trying to figure out if this is true or not, but it relies on too many undefined operations. I keep hitting inconsistencies. Suffice it to say, I don't think it works.
What? What's undefined about that equation? My HP48GX calculator can do it. Suffice it to say, it's one of the most "complex" equations you can get. It invloves mathematical concepts from several branches of mathematics and involves the most important numerical values there are.
I'd be surprised a person wouldn't have had to work out that equation if they took any form of a respectable calculus course.
Bleagh, still hate 'i' with a fiery passion. I know that it is by definition legitimate, but that particular identity just makes me hate all that is the system of mathematics. "Imaginary number"...pah! Always wondered if my hatred of its existence was due to the use of the letter 'i' or the term "imaginary"...probably not.
Well, I did, but it was almost 5 years ago now, and I'd forgotten what it even meant to have a number raised to the power of i. So I was trying to work it out from scratch using logarithms, but that just led me to weird identities such as ln(-1) = -ln(-1), which seemed contradictory enough to me that I guessed my equation must be wrong. I guess that was just a consequence of trying to take the logarithms of negative numbers...;)
I only recently gained ANY appreciation whatsoever for "i," just took an EE course and in AC circuit analysis using imaginary numbers as well as real ones simplifies the analysis by like 10x (although its still fairly complicated). I don't even really get why you can(i did at one point, but im not an EE, so I didn't really care about anything except getting an A), but i do know that i am very greatful to i for that at least. but yeah, imaginarynumbers????? just the thought makes my blood curl.
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