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Talk:Complex number

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Complex number was the AoPSWiki Article of the Day for November 27th, 2007

An article like this is going to be read by a lot of 12 and 13 year olds. It shouldn't start with notation as heavy as what's being used. That notation should be introduced in an intermediate section, though the introductory section will probably be fairly short.--MCrawford 19:09, 22 June 2006 (EDT)

I've seen a number of articles that involve or reference square roots and complex numbers. None of them have done a good job of explaining the notion of multiple roots, but this is obviously very important. Thoughts?--JBL 10:01, 9 July 2006 (EDT)


An unrelated comment--This page is getting rather large, and as there is much more that is not listed here (like some of the geometric properties--See ACoPS chapter 4.1), should we start to slice this article up into intro, intermediate and olympiad levels? Intro would just be addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, absolute value, and exponents of $i$. Intermediate would be roots of unity, geometric relations (I think vectors have something to do with complex numbers...), and that sort of thing. Anyone else agree? This article isn't long yet, but dividing it up may encourgage growth? Not to mention that 60% of this article is in the header--IntrepidMath 10:53, 22 August 2006 (EDT)

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