12-240/Classnotes for Thursday September 20

In this class, the professor completes the lecture about complex number and then introduces vector space.

Complex number

Definition and properties

C={(a,b): a, b $\in\!\,$ R}

1 ( of C) = (1,0); 0 ( of C)= (0,0)

i=(0,1)

i^2=-1

C contains R as {(a,0)} ( actually, this is not the set of real number but a copy of it )

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