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From: Jeanne (for Teacher2Teacher Service)
Date: Oct 24, 2000 at 11:27:44
Subject: Re: Pre-calculus

>What type of jobs use polar coordinates and imaginary numbers?

Hi Cale,

The part of your question about imaginary numbers brought to mind a question
another teacher asked us about the use of complex numbers in engineering and
in physics.  A friend of mine, a mathematician at the University of
California, Davis, who does research in the complex numbers, gave us a
response which, I believe, would be of interest to you.

It can be found at:
http://mathforum.org/t2t/thread.taco?thread=3886


Cheers!

 -Jeanne, for the T2T service

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