Complex Factors Of Primes

Jeff LaCoursiere jeff at jeff.net
Tue May 13 23:01:22 BST 2008


I ate a Quaternion once.  Tastes like chicken.

j

On Tue, 13 May 2008 22:00:31 +0100, Frank Mitchell wrote
> I'm surprised at you fellas:
> 
> The whole point is that "i" or "j" is the Square Root of Minus One.
> Thus minus i squared equals Plus One. So:
> 
> (2+i)*(2-i) = 4+1 = 5
> 
> (3+2i)*(3-2i) = 9+4 =13
> 
> Quaternions have 3 different square roots of -1, called i, j, k, and 
> they too have Complex Conjugates like Complex Numbers. The Imaginary 
> Components i, j, k then gave us the idea of Vectors. Divide two 
> Vectors and you get a Quaternion.
> 
> Faictz Ce Que Vouldras: Frank Mitchell
> 
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