|Posted by DarthWho on May 8, 2011 at 12:00 AM|
Any one who is sufficiently well versed in number theory understands that the squareroot of a negative number produces what is known as an imaginary number:designated by the symbol i but then what is the squareroot of i or for that matter any of the general group of the complex numbers (a+b*i)?
well here is your answer:
√(A+B*i)=√((A + √(A2 + B2))/2) + SGN(B) * √((-A + √(A2 + B2))/2) * i
which for i produces about 0.707106781 + 0.707106781 * i
Next Week: Basic Complex Number Rules (addition subtration multiplication and division)
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