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AuthorLedermann, Walter. author
TitleComplex Numbers [electronic resource] / by Walter Ledermann
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 1962
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-6570-9
Descript VI, 63 p. 1 illus. online resource

SUMMARY

THE purpose of this book is to prescnt a straightforward introduction to complex numbers and their properties. Complex numbers, like other kinds of numbers, are essenยญ tially objects with which to perform calculations a:cording to certain rules, and when this principle is borne in mind, the nature of complex numbers is no more mysterious than that of the more familiar types of numbers. This formal approach has recently been recommended in a Reportt prepared for the Mathematical Association. We believe that it has distinct advantages in teaching and that it is more in line with modern algebraical ideas than the alternative geometrical or kinematical definitions of v -1 that used to be proposed. On the other hand, an elementary textbook is clearly not the place to enter into a full discussion of such questions as logical consistency, which would have to be included in a rigorous axiomatic treatment. However, the steps that had to be omitted (with due warning) can easily be filled in by the methods of abstract algebra, which do not conflict with the 'naive' attitude adopted here. I should like to thank my friend and colleague Dr. J. A. Green for a number of valuable suggestions, especially in connection with the chapter on convergence, which is a sequel to his volume Sequences and Series in this Library


CONTENT

1. Algebraic Theory of Complex Numbers -- 2. Geometrical Representations -- 3. Roots of Unity -- 4. Elementary Functions of a Complex Variable -- Answers to Exercises


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