[Python-ideas] Complex rationals in Python.
dickinsm at gmail.com
Mon Nov 24 22:05:16 CET 2008
On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 8:58 PM, Arnaud Delobelle
<arnodel at googlemail.com> wrote:
> If we want Q(i), then surely we also want Z[i]. Gaussian integers have
> plenty of uses.
Sure, but what are the uses of Z[i] that don't also
apply to other rings of integers of quadratic fields?
I guess I can see uses in teaching: if you're playing around
with complex numbers for the first time then it's possible that
all your calculations actually lie in Q[i].
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