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 2 years ago
Do real life applications require the use of complex numbers and if so can you give an example.
 2 years ago
Do real life applications require the use of complex numbers and if so can you give an example.

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amistre64
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2i calculate my age using complex numbers ;)

ParthKohli
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You can take the square root of negative one using complex numbers. :P

ParthKohli
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Also, teachers can keep the children engaged using topics such as complex numbers that don't even have reallife applications.

ParthKohli
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0^ That one is the only application I can think of.

Romero
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So we don't see imaginary numbers in nature on real life applications?

failmathmajor
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Electrical engineering

failmathmajor
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Circuits and fluid dynamics

ParthKohli
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0No, we don't. @failmathmajor Electrical engineering is another place where we have teachers getting students engaged ;)

Romero
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0True I have seen just a little bit of complex numbers in my intro courses for physics in the subject of circuits but not enough to tell if that is something that I will face in real life.

failmathmajor
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Well, we use circuits in real life, so...

Romero
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0hahaha also true but I think we use digital circuits which is different from analog and that's where I've seen complex numbers

mathteacher1729
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Complex numbers are used when considering solutions to problems that are modeled by certain differential equations which have a "rotation" in their solution. Example  the stability of predator / prey models of populations. Long story short, they are used in mathematical modeling all the time.

mathteacher1729
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1You can manipulate complex solutions to "coupled linear differential equations" here http://ocw.mit.edu/ans7870/18/18.03/s06/tools/LinPhasePorMatrix.html

mathteacher1729
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Here is a beautiful illustration of the behavior of coupled systems of differential equations. http://vimeo.com/23839605

phi
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0some data compression techniques (used by the internet) use complex numbers.

Romero
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Cool video @mathteacher1729

mathteacher1729
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Thanks, it is not my own creation, I'm not that awesome. (yet...) :p

failmathmajor
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I think you are pretty awesome He has a great LaTeX tutorial up on YouTube which I used to make a very cool maths report and it looks all mathematically professional and all
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