really silly nit: why 3+5j instead of 3+5i?

Dennis Lee Bieber wlfraed at ix.netcom.com
Sun May 14 05:56:28 CEST 2000


On Sun, 14 May 2000 19:51:10 +0100, Grant Griffin <g2 at seebelow.org>
declaimed the following in comp.lang.python:

> Or at least that's the party line.  In truth, we use 'j' to represent
> sqrt(-1) for exactly the same reason we use a convention for the
> direction of current which is exactly the opposite of the direction the
> electrons actually travel: because it drives physicists crazy.  (And if

	Have pity... Just because ol' Ben Franklin thought current
flowed in the direction opposite to actual electron movement...

	And if you use the semiconductor concept of "holes", then
current DOES flow positive to negative <G>

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