[SATLUG] [OT] 205.jpg (JPEG Image, 725x275 pixels)
Dennis Myhand
dmyhand at suddenlink.net
Fri Jun 13 09:03:43 CDT 2008
Okay, now I get it. Thanks, Borries.
Borries Demeler wrote:
>> My math skills are similarly challenged. But I believe that if my feeble memory serves that SQRT(-1) is undefined (as opposed to the value of ZERO). But I could be wrong...
>
> I think we are talking about an "imaginary" friend. In complex number
> theory, the square root of a negative number is the square root of the
> same number positive, times the square of i, where i is the imaginary part of
> the complex number, and i * i = -1. Example:
> square root of -16 is 4 * i.
>
> In my opinion, the cartoon limps, mathematically speaking :-)
> Why would 8 be able to see square root of -1 but not the other integers
> is not clear to me.
>
> -b.
>
>>>>> Dennis Myhand <dmyhand at suddenlink.net> 06/13/2008 07:55 >>>
>> ed wrote:
>>> Any mathematicians or physicists in the house? Dunno if this is
>>> topical, but thought the humor might be enjoyed.
>>>
>>> http://nfccomic.com/comics/205.jpg
>>>
>>> Cheers;
>>> Ed
>>>
>> Sorry, but if it is not something like 00101010 my math skills have gone
>> to hell. Why is not seeing the square root of negative one funny?
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