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

Grant Griffin g2 at
Mon May 15 04:50:19 EDT 2000

Dennis Lee Bieber wrote:
> On Sun, 14 May 2000 19:51:10 +0100, Grant Griffin <g2 at>
> 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>

(shhhh!  don't tell 'em!)

where's-the-fun-in-that?-<wink>-ly y'rs,


Grant R. Griffin                                       g2 at
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