Complex numbers have no logic.
by, 17th September 2012 at 09:16 PM (429 Views)
Today, we started on complex numbers in Algebra 2. Specifically working with √-1, which is represented by i. Then she went on a tangent about how (√-x)^2 =-x. However, my friend and I found a problem in that that no one noticed. We asked to show the problem on the board, as follows:
(√-1)^2 = √-1 * √-1 = √1 = 1. A negative times a negative is always a positive. In the words of Katt Williams, 'Yes, every time.' However, the teacher countered with a statement that in the complex number system, which is entirely different from the real number system, that's not true. On the other hand, the students wouldn't shut up about how my friend and I made a new theorem, so to speak. Bitch please, that's 4th grade math.
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