Complex Numbers Unravelled

In mathematics and in physics, the reality behind complex numbers remains mysterious. Although they are essential to solving fundamental problems in science and engineering, their true relationship with the physical world is unknow. For example, why do they have two components- referred to as real and imaginary parts? Why is the imaginary part closely linked to the square root of minus one? And most importantly, what is their relationship with physical reality. In this post, I answer those questions and unravel the mystery of complex numbers. Continue reading “Complex Numbers Unravelled”