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Topic: Re: In "square root of -1", should we say "minus 1" or "negative
1"?

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Joe Niederberger

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Re: In "square root of -1", should we say "minus 1" or "negative
1"?

Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:25 AM
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Joe N says:
"In fact it emphasizes the fact the rule is based on the signs alone."

Paul Tanner III says:
This is not correct.

Who's talking about ring axioms other than you Paul?
I could explain exactly what I mean above but I don't think you could follow because the things your own mind inserts into the proceedings keep getting in the way. That's not something I can correct. Read the Martinez book, maybe, show that you can follow it, then maybe we can discuss.

Cheers,
Joe N



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