ConjugatesDate: Tue, 8 Nov 1994 17:31:27 -0800 (PST) From: Reno Bryce Subject: Conjugate What's a conjugate? (I'm in calculus, I've heard the term before, I just had a mental malfunction...:) ) From: Dr. Ken Date: Wed, 9 Nov 1994 12:07:28 -0500 (EST) Hello there! The term conjugate is used to describe several different things. For instance, two complex numbers a + bi and a - bi are conjugate. Also, the two matrices A and B^(-1) A B are conjugate. It usually refers to two (or more) items that are related by some special property. What is the context in which you saw the term? -Ken "Dr." Math |
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