Definition:Complex Number/Imaginary Unit
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The entity $i := 0 + 1 i$ is known as the imaginary unit.
The non-italicized $\mathrm i$ can also be seen.
In some mathematical traditions, the Greek symbol $\iota$ (iota) is used for $i$.
- Results about the imaginary unit can be found here.
- 1960: Walter Ledermann: Complex Numbers ... (previous) ... (next): $\S 1.1$. Number Systems
- 1968: Murray R. Spiegel: Mathematical Handbook of Formulas and Tables ... (previous) ... (next): $6$: Complex Numbers
- 1981: Murray R. Spiegel: Theory and Problems of Complex Variables (SI ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): $1$: Complex Numbers: The Complex Number System
- 1998: Yoav Peleg, Reuven Pnini and Elyahu Zaarur: Quantum Mechanics ... (previous) ... (next): Chapter $2$: Mathematical Background: $2.1$ The Complex Field $C$