Monthly Archives: January 2015

Complex is not the same as complicated

The Complex Numbers are unfortunately named. Most people take the word complex to mean “difficult to understand”, so the very name we give this family of numbers sets students up to think it’s going to be a lot of hard work to understand them. This is sad, because they really are very very cool and […]

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