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Applications of Imaginary Numbers in the Real World

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Author:Bradley Chung
Description: An exploration of typical questions about imaginary numbers, such as "Can you show me examples of imaginary numbers in the real world?" and "Are there any practical applications of imaginary numbers?" Lessons include "Mapping Imaginary to Physical"; "Complex Numbers and Dynamic Systems" (the harmonic motion of rowing crew); "An Imaginary Number Application" (vibration); and "The Physical Link of the Imaginary Unit."

Levels: High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Lesson Plans and Activities
Math Topics: Imaginary/Complex Numbers, Calculus (Multivariable), Dynamical Systems

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