Library of Mathematics

Complex Numbers

Authors: Ledermann, Walter

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THE purpose of this book is to prescnt a straightforward introduction to complex numbers and their properties. Complex numbers, like other kinds of numbers, are essen­ tially objects with which to perform calculations a:cording to certain rules, and when this principle is borne in mind, the nature of complex numbers is no more mysterious than that of the more familiar types of numbers. This formal approach has recently been recommended in a Reportt prepared for the Mathematical Association. We believe that it has distinct advantages in teaching and that it is more in line with modern algebraical ideas than the alternative geometrical or kinematical definitions of v -1 that used to be proposed. On the other hand, an elementary textbook is clearly not the place to enter into a full discussion of such questions as logical consistency, which would have to be included in a rigorous axiomatic treatment. However, the steps that had to be omitted (with due warning) can easily be filled in by the methods of abstract algebra, which do not conflict with the 'naive' attitude adopted here. I should like to thank my friend and colleague Dr. J. A. Green for a number of valuable suggestions, especially in connection with the chapter on convergence, which is a sequel to his volume Sequences and Series in this Library.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Complex Numbers
Authors
Series Title
Library of Mathematics
Copyright
1962
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Walter Ledermann
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-6570-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-6570-9
Softcover ISBN
978-0-7100-4345-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 63
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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