complex numbers should respect the "I" representation

Lie Lie.1296 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 29 19:11:02 CEST 2008


On Jun 29, 8:39 pm, Grant Edwards <gra... at visi.com> wrote:
> On 2008-06-29, Roy Smith <r... at panix.com> wrote:
>
> >> I think complex numbers should respect the "i" or "I"
> >> representation, instead of "j". No reason being cute and using
> >> a different character instead of the traditional
> >> representation?
>
> > Ask any electrical engineer what j means.
>
> And ask them what "I" means.

Ask an English-speaking man what "I" means, and I'm sure they'll
answer "I is not U".

A select few might understand what "i" means, while another select few
might understand what "j" means, but all of us understand what "I"
means.



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